Spirent and Luxoft Introduce Industry’s First Open and Extensible OpenFlow Compliance Testing Solution
Sunnyvale, Calif. – (November 6, 2013) – Spirent Communications, the leader in networks, devices and services testing and Luxoft, a provider of software development solutions and services, announced the industry’s first open and extensible OpenFlow Compliance Testing solution. This joint solution helps to automate QA and regression testing for OpenFlow products. It will be demonstrated during the fourth semi-annual ONF Plugfest being hosted at the Spirent Proof of Concept (SPOC) lab in Sunnyvale, CA, November 4-8, 2013.
The solution suite meets the needs of companies preparing for ONF certification and software engineering teams looking for improved engineering efficiency in OpenFlow software development. It includes the following components:
OpenFlow 1.3 and 1.4 Compliance Testing – Spirent’s iTest OpenFlow Compliance Test Solution Pack, powered by Luxoft, includes more than 400 test cases that support the latest OpenFlow 1.3 and 1.4 specifications. The solution combines Spirent iTest’s easy-to-use GUI and test case development tools with Luxoft’s backend for distributed and parallel execution of comprehensive OpenFlow 1.3 and 1.4 conformance testing.
OpenFlow Conformance Certification Preparation – Spirent’s iTest-OFTest Solution Pack addresses the needs of users preparing for ONF Conformance Certification by automating installation, configuration and execution of OFTest, the open source test tool used by ONF for OpenFlow certification testing.
QA & Regression Testing Automation for OpenFlow – Spirent iTest enables experienced feature testers and engineers to easily build or extend fully-automated test cases to speed up replication, defect resolution and regression testing.
Professional Services & Continuous Integration Software Engineering Practices – Spirent partners with Luxoft to provide on-demand customization, quality assurance and conformance coaching services. Luxoft’s continuous integration practices integrate the OpenFlow testing solution with customer’s existing test and QA environments.
“The industry is really starting to embrace SDN, and OpenFlow 1.3 is one of the key enabling technologies for many applications. However, true implementation of this new specification results in higher complexity and we recognized the need for a robust, professionally supported testing environment specifically targeted at OpenFlow and SDN developers,” said Vasiliy Suvorov, vice president, Technology Strategy at Luxoft. “We are very excited about the joint go-to-market opportunity with Spirent and are looking forward to further leverage each other’s strengths to help bring OpenFlow and SDN devices and systems to the market.”
“ONF members are making significant strides in OpenFlow, helping manufacturers prepare to certify their products as OpenFlow conformant,” said Dan Pitt, executive director at the Open Networking Foundation. “We look forward to seeing innovations in action at the ONF PlugFest, where companies from around the world gather to test, deploy and develop open conformance standards, working collaboratively toward benchmarking and interoperability.”
“Combining automated testing using iTest with the OpenFlow 1.3 compliance testing of Luxoft Twister allows us to meet the design and development timelines of OpenFlow and SDN vendor customers,” said Angus Robertson, Senior Director of Marketing, Networks & Applications Group at Spirent Communications. “Spirent is once again taking the lead in helping customers understand the intricate set of factors along the virtual technology chain that can impact scale and performance.”
Luxoft (NYSE:LXFT), a principal subsidiary of IBS Group, offers international delivery capability through its network of state-of-the-art delivery centers in North America, Eastern Europe, and Asia. Luxoft’s customers benefit from the right mix of technology skills, industry knowledge, proprietary processes and methodologies, and a choice of engagement models. For more information visit http://www.luxoft.com/usa/