Testing and benchmarking of Openflow SDN controllers and switches

Testing Software Defined Network

Software Defined Networking (SDN) makes networks programmable, making it possible for organizations to create agile, responsive and manageable network infrastructures.

However, when transitioning to SDN-based architecture to support upcoming applications, adopters need to evaluate whether it improves network performances, meets the application demands and proves scalable.

This means that robust testing and benchmarking of SDN controllers and switches is the only reliable way to ensure they are working as they should. APIs, protocols and vendor implementations must all be thoroughly tested to ensure compliance with standards, as well as interoperability between various implementations. All the components – controllers, switches and orchestration – need to be benchmarked and tested individually and together as a network.

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