The Indiana Center for Network Translational Research and Education (InCNTRE) seeks to advance development, increase knowledge, and encourage adoption of OpenFlow and other standards-based Software-Defined Networking (SDN) technologies.
The center achieves this by bringing engineers from the world's most advanced production networks together with leading researchers to:
InCNTRE is supported by Indiana University, in collaboration with IU’s Global Research Network Operations Center.
SDN provides an open software interface for controlling the forwarding behavior of networks. This not only allows network operators, researchers, and others to customize their networks, but also plays a central role in the evolution of the Internet infrastructure.
The lab is a neutral, third party facility for testing the interoperability and compliance of SDN products. The lab also helps undergraduate and graduate students learn about SDN through hands-on experience.
SDN/OpenFlow interoperability testing:
Hands-on OpenFlow training:
For more information, see the training page.
OpenFlow compliance testing: Available after the Open Networking Foundation creates the switch compliance program.
No, InCNTRE's sole focus is SDN and related topics such as research, education, and testing.
The program is a testing consortium; all members sign on to the same membership agreement and pay an annual membership fee (currently $20,000/year). Members must also contribute at least one product to the lab's permanent test-bed.
Lab reservations are first-come, first-serve. However, you must use your existing reservation before booking additional time.
Go to the training page to sign up for upcoming public training sessions
InCNTRE also offers private training sessions. If you’d like to arrange training for a group of 15 or more, please contact us.
Yes, we are adapting our program for web-based delivery. Check the training page for updates.