Press release: Interoperability Test

Berlin, 13.04.2018, BISDN announces that it has participated in the interoperability test run by the European Advanced Networking Center (EANTC). The interoperability of its external Basebox controller on top of an AG7648 Delta switch was verified during the test.
BISDN concentrated on the EVPN section of the test – the section that “saw most of the new vendor faces”, as it is put in the resulting whitepaper. EVPN, which is well established within data centers as well as for inter-DC communication, is now being adopted to be used in the telco world. For now, BISDN only supports Layer 2 bridging with ARP proxying, and showed this successfully.

CEO Hagen Woesner summarized the results:
“It was our first time at such a big InterOp hotstaging event, and we learned a lot about the execution of such tests. Most importantly for us, we could confirm our approach of using Open Source software exclusively, by putting a standard Linux routing agent – FRR – on top of our baseboxd controller. This encourages us to follow the path to a full Open Source Router based on whitebox switches. Big thanks to all the participants, and especially to Delta Networks for providing us with the hardware and support.”
The whitepaper describing the detailed results of the interoperability test is available via http://www.eantc.de/showcases/

About BISDN:
BISDN is a team of international SDN and NFV experts based in Berlin. The company is self-funded and has been profitable since its inception in 2012. Our NFV-based telco-related activities comprise of various demonstrators, PoCs, lab and field trials. In 2017, BISDN focused on developing the core product Basebox, which consists of a co-called whitebox switch operating system and a set of SDN controllers. Those controllers move the LINUX packet processing pipeline to remote switches. 

About EANTC:
EANTC (European Advanced Networking Test Center) is internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading independent test centers for telecommunication technologies. Based in Berlin, Germany, the company offers vendor-neutral consultancy and realistic, reproducible high-quality testing services since 1991.
Customers include leading network equipment manufacturers, tier-1 service providers, large enterprises and governments worldwide. EANTC’s proof of concept, acceptance tests and network audits cover established and next-generation fixed and mobile network technologies. http://www.eantc.com