The Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of open Software-Defined Networking (SDN), has completed its fifth semi-annual PlugFest. The event took place May 12-16, co-located at two of ONF’s global testing facilities the Beijing Internet Institute (BII) in Beijing, China and the Indiana Center for Network Translational Research and Education (InCNTRE) at IU. The goal of the PlugFest is to provide end users with interoperable products and encourage the implementation of open SDN and the OpenFlow™ protocol.
This event is the first time an ONF PlugFest has been held outside of the United States. It is also the first time that the event has been simultaneously held in multiple locations.
“PlugFests are an exciting and important step in the development of a robust conformance and interoperability test program, as they allow test labs and test tool developers to get early exposure to a wide range of vendor products and help ensure confidence in OpenFlow,” said Ron Milford, director of InCNTRE.