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Allied Telesis Excels at Berkeley Lab Multi-Vendor Interoperability Demonstration

Allied Telesis Excels at Berkeley Lab Multi-Vendor Interoperability Demonstration

Allied Telesis triumphs at the latest event hosted by Berkeley Lab.

SAN JOSE, CA – March 30, 2017 – Several network vendors gathered at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in California to test and demonstrate the interoperability of FAUCET, an open-source Software Defined Networking (SDN) controller.

Multi-vendor interoperability is crucial for today’s network providers, and SDN cannot succeed without achieving true interoperability with different vendors’ equipment. FAUCET, which was designed to enable typical Enterprise networks to utilize SDN, allows interoperability to be verified via OpenFlow. It has been deployed at multiple locations and organizations globally.

The real-time demonstration was organized and sponsored by Google and the LBNL team. Participating vendors ran a suite of tests, using their own OpenFlow-enabled switches against the FAUCET controller.

For the third successive occasion, Allied Telesis excelled at the demonstration and out-shone the other participants. The Allied Telesis team successfully demonstrated several key FAUCET features on all their SDN-enabled Switches:

  • Multi-table support, which is an important attribute required for OpenFlow specification 1.3, and is also one of the primary requirements for working with FAUCET.
  • Distributed switching, which is key for multi-vendor interoperability. Allied Telesis successfully inter-operated with the other vendors’ equipment to emulate a real network by passing all data plane and control plane tests.
  • Policy-based forwarding, which is a building block for most Enterprise networks. The Allied Telesis switches forwarded and routed traffic as instructed by FAUCET, efficiently utilizing the table entries in hardware.

Annual interoperability gatherings are planned to maintain and grow the momentum in SDN technology, and add new features to the FAUCET open-source software. Allied Telesis has a uniquely thorough understanding of OpenFlow and adheres completely to the OpenFlow standards. We will continue to attend interoperability tests and demonstrate our strong position in the emerging SDN market.

FAUCET is described in a 2016 technical paper on deploying FAUCET , written by Google’s Josh Bailey and Stephen Stuart, who were also present at the event. Get more detail on the event itself by reading the full press release (click here).

About Allied Telesis, Inc.

For nearly 30 years, Allied Telesis has been delivering reliable, intelligent connectivity for everything from enterprise organizations to complex, critical infrastructure projects around the globe.

In a world moving toward Smart Cities and the Internet of Things, networks must evolve rapidly to meet new challenges. Allied Telesis smart technologies, such as Autonomous Management Framework™ (AMF) and Enterprise SDN, ensure that network evolution can keep pace, and deliver efficient and secure solutions for people, organizations, and “things”—both now and into the future.

Allied Telesis is universally recognized for innovating the way in which services and applications are delivered and managed, resulting in increased value and lower operating costs. Visit us online at alliedtelesis.com.

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