User traffic at 1G to 400G speeds
Benchmark the forwarding performance of 1G, 10G, 40G, 100G and 400G Ethernet interfaces.
Routing, MPLS and Access
Validate next-gen routing/multicast technologies such as BGP, OSPF, NG-MVPN, mLDP, etc. for compliance to IETF standards.
WAN SDN technologies
Test protocols such as PCE, OpenFlow, BGP-LS, and Segment Routing. Ensure SDN Controller’s ability to create and steer millions of flows.
Carrier grade readiness of NFV
Benchmark user & control plane performance of VNFs & NFVI. Validate autoscaling of VNFs and NFV service chains, prior to deployment.
Scale and performance
Establish upper limits for single or multi-protocol scale (e.g., max BGP sessions or MPLS tunnels supported) or session bring up rate.
Reliability and convergence
Ensure long duration stability of your network. Trigger failures on primary path and measure the time needed to converge to backup path.