ONUG Announces Open SDN and Network Virtualization Test

Network Virtualization — By on Monday, August 12th, 2013

ONUG Fall 2013

The Open Networking User Group (ONUG™) is conducting open industry SDN network virtualization testing to provide its members with comparative performance, scalability, reliability, and functionality test data. Results of the testing will be shared at ONUG Fall 2013, which will be hosted by JPMorgan Chase on October 29-30, 2013 in New York City.

“As IT business leaders begin piloting and deploying open networking solutions, scalability, reliability, performance, and feature verification of available solutions have arisen as critical issues,” said Nick Lippis, ONUG chairman and co-founder. “To avoid costly, time-consuming, redundant testing, and pilots that fail to address minimum levels of performance and scale, ONUG has developed the ONUG SDN Test Suite for vendors to demonstrate their production-ready solutions. All test scripts developed for the ONUG SDN Test Suite will be open sourced to ensure that ONUG SDN Benchmarks are available and repeatable for the ONUG community and industry at large.”

The SDN network virtualization test methodology consists of three performance tests and one functionality test. The performance tests seek to measure scale, reliability and CPU utilization under load. Three separate tests are defined for data, control and management plane functions. The functionality evaluation is a checklist that verifies a basic set of network virtualization features.

Vendor participation in the ONUG SDN network virtualization test is free and can accommodate 10 vendors. Testing will be conducted September 30 through October 12, 2013 and vendors have until August 30, 2013 to sign-up for participation. For complete testing details please see the Open SDN Testing Prospectus.

ONUG Fall 2013 is a two-day event including the ONUG Academy - a day of tutorials and workshops open to the industry, and the ONUG Conference, which will include user case studies, interactive business discussions, and networking opportunities for IT leaders. The Open Networking User Group offers an opportunity to learn, network and share corporate requirements with business executives managing IT spend for their enterprise data centers, carrier networks, or public or private clouds.

Day Two of ONUG will feature IT executive speakers who are in the process of evaluating, piloting or deploying programmable networks, Software-Defined Networking (SDN), OpenFlow, network overlays, white box networking, network visualization and virtualization solutions.

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