Testing Leadership Council

The ONF Testing Leadership Council

CHAIR: Erica Johnson – Director of the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory
VICE CHAIR: Paul To – Director, SDN & Cloud Spirent Communications

The ONF Testing Leadership Council (TLC) shall support the goals of ONF by providing guidance on the testing activities of ONF, in concert with other working groups in the organization. Comprised of representatives from each ONF-accredited testing lab along with one representative from each ONF member company involved in testing for ONF-approved protocols and standards, the TLC will be led by a Chair and a Vice Chair. These appointments will serve for a term of two years and will alternate between testing labs and testing companies for each new term of service.

TLC responsibilities include

  • Develop policies, procedures and guidelines for the effective management of testing programs for ONF in conformance, performance benchmarking, and interoperability.
  • Develop best practices for testing and a policy & procedures manual for ONF-approved testing facilities worldwide.
  • Advise on best policies to align testing methodologies, processes, and timetables to with developments in technical specifications within the ONF.

Here are the TLC members:

ONF-Approved Testing Labs 

Beijing Internet Institute (BII), China
incntre-logoBII is an independent, private company with a keen interest in promoting the development of the Next Generation Internet: IPv6 and SDN, focusing on Technology Research, Promotion, Testing & Certification to support a secure, stable, extensible and interoperable Internet.

Criterion Networks, Inc., India
Criterion Network Labs (CNLabs), an independent division of Criterion Networks India Pvt. Ltd, is a network interoperability lab dedicated for testing emerging networking products, technologies and solutions. The current offerings of CNLabs include conformance, performance and interoperability testing services for IPv6 and SDN enabled network products, protocols and technology solutions.

The Indiana Center for Network Translational Research and Education (InCNTRE), USA
incntreAs part of Indiana University (IU), InCNTRE is a hub of education, research, training, and development for the adoption of the OpenFlow® specification and other standards-based Software-Defined Networking (SDN) technologies.

University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL)
iolONF has selected University of New Hampshire InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL) as a certified conformance testing lab. The UNH-IOL is a neutral, third-party laboratory dedicated to testing data networking technologies through industry collaboration.

ONF Member Testing Companies

ixiaIxia develops amazing products so its customers can connect the world. Ixia helps its customers provide an always-on user experience through fast, secure delivery of dynamic connected technologies and services.

luxoftLuxoft is a top quality Central and Eastern European IT service provider of high-end business solutions to clients across the globe. With deep domain expertise in the finance, telecom, energy, automotive, travel and aviation industries, the company consistently goes beyond its clients’ expectations by bringing together technology, talent, innovation, and the highest quality standards.

spirentAt Spirent Communications we work behind the scenes to help the world communicate and collaborate faster, better and more often. The world’s leading communications companies rely on Spirent to help design, develop and deliver world-class network, devices and services.