Spirent Communications is known for its global expertise in testing and measurement, offering an extensive portfolio of solutions to test data centers, cloud computing environments, high speed Ethernet networks and services, 3G/4G wireless networks and devices, network security and global navigation satellite systems.

Spirent's mission in this space is to help validate SDN/NFV technologies and accelerate their adoption in Service Provider, Data Center and Enterprise environments. Spirent delivers the required test methodologies and results to determine if the technologies can deliver the business benefits without impacting the quality of service (QoS) of the network and the quality of experience (QoE) of the end-user experience.

Many of Spirent's products are powered by multi-core Intel® processors, enabling simultaneously scale up on multiple dimensions by assigning separate cores to different functions/protocols. The Intel® Data Plane Development Kit (Intel® DPDK) drivers vastly improve the data-plane performance of Spirent offerings such as TestCenter* and Avalanche.*

Spirent TestCenter is a functional and performance test solution for validating physical and virtual routers, OpenFlow switches, BNGs, CPEs, and SDN Controllers Supports OpenFlow 1.0, 1.3 and 1.4 and an extensive list of service provider and data center protocols. Spirent TestCenter's InCNTRE OpenFlow Conformance Test Suite is a cost effective solution to test compliance of OpenFlow switches to the OpenFlow specifications. Spirent Avalanche provides multi-10 Gbps capacity, security and application oriented performance testing for virtual network function appliances, NFV frameworks in overlay and/or OpenFlow based SDN infrastructures ensuring Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE) for various applications. Spirent TestCenter Virtual & Spirent Avalanche Virtual are industry first virtual infrastructure and application testing solutions to test Virtual Network Functions (VNFs), NFV Infrastructures, and NFV orchestration systems. They offer testing methodologies to test complex use cases such as service chaining, autoscaling and VM migration, and end-to-end QoE across physical and virtual environments. Spirent iTest is an automation platform that helps customers improve product quality while expanding test coverage, reducing time-to-test and lowering costs through collaboration across groups and sites.