The Open Networking Foundation says the Beijing Internet Institute will be ONF's first international certified conformance testing lab in Asia.
The certified testing lab establishes conformance testing in China and provides SDN technical testing services to global clients. BII's testing lab in China evaluates vendors' networking products for interoperability, conformance, function, and performance. The company will expand its evaluation services by partnering with ONF to test SDN and OpenFlow conformance. The lab will also offer organizations the opportunity to receive OpenFlow certification of their products.
BII is also now a member of ONF to foster deployment and commercialization of SDN and the OpenFlow protocol among China's service provider, data center, and enterprise markets.
Launched in 2011 by Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Verizon, and Yahoo, the Open Networking Foundation is a non-profit organization with more than 100 members whose mission is to accelerate the adoption of open SDN and the OpenFlow protocol.