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Open Networking Foundation Selects Beijing Internet Institute as ONF’s First International Certified Testing Lab

PALO ALTO, Calif., August 29, 2013 – The Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of open Software-Defined Networking (SDN), announced Beijing Internet Institute (BII), a provider of IPv6- and SDN-based technology and services, as ONF’s first international certified conformance testing lab in Asia. In addition, BII became a member of ONF to foster deployment and commercialization of SDN and the OpenFlow® protocol amongst China’s service provider, data center, and enterprise markets.

“In support of ONF’s initiatives, we believe that the next generation of networking in China is SDN and the OpenFlow® protocol,” said Liu Dong, director of BII. “Our goal is to help our service provider and enterprise users realize the benefits of this technology and demonstrate true conformance of SDN. We are honored to be named the second ONF-approved conformance testing center, as well as the first 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.

“Conformance testing of commercial products is significant because it validates that the products are using the OpenFlow® protocol and increases customer confidence in and acceptance of SDN,” said Dan Pitt, executive director of the Open Networking Foundation. “Having BII as the first ONF certified lab in Asia represents another significant milestone for ONF as it supports our efforts to accelerate the global adoption of open SDN. We welcome BII to our organization and look forward to increasing the awareness of the benefits of SDN on a global scale.”

For more information about ONF’s conformance program, please visit https://www.opennetworking.org/openflow-conformance. To learn more about BII’s ONF certified lab, please contact (8610) 58677002.

About ONF
Launched in 2011 by Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Verizon, and Yahoo!, the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is a growing nonprofit organization with more than 100 members whose mission is to accelerate the adoption of open SDN and the OpenFlow® protocol. ONF will foster the delivery and use of SDN and OpenFlow® technologies and standards while fostering a vibrant market of products, services, applications, customers, and users. For further details visit the ONF website at: http://www.opennetworking.org.

About Beijing Internet Institute (BII)
Beijing Internet Institute focuses on key technologies of the next generation Internet including SDN, IPv4/IPv6 transition and interoperability, IEEE 1888, and NFV based on IPv6. In the aspect of evaluating system, Beijing Internet Institute consists of Global IPv6 Test Center and Global Certified Testing Center which are the two world leaders in certified testing. Beijing Internet Institute also promotes testing services including technology security, function/performance and solutions, and provides independent third-party testing reports. Beijing Internet Institute has provided testing and consulting service for over 500 famous companies so far and has already been the best carrier for companies all over the world to carry out authoritative certified testing.