OpenLab Overview

OpenLab is a facility that provides an open experimentation environment for Software Defined Networking (SDN) research it is hosted by the SNE group at the University of Amsterdam.

The OpenLab currently consists of an ExoGENI Rack, multiple XenServer virtualisation servers, an OpenFlow testbed and various server and switching hardware for experiment purposes.

The lab is open to a large community outside the SNE group and the Institute for Informatics:

  • the national research community grouped around the SURFnet GigaPort Research on Network project, with its focus on Software Defined Networking and OpenFlow;
  • the eScience center, and in particular the research activities supporting astronomy;
  • the FNWI research cluster I4DW, Informatics for a Data Rich World;
  • the international student collaborations in place with the Florida International University in Miami and the University of Chicago;
  • the international CineGrid community, with a large number of national (Waag, NFA) and international (UCSD, NPS) academic and creative partners;
  • the international networking NREN community, in particular the GLIF SURFnet and GN3+ as leading partners, ¬†for 100gbps research;
  • the UvA/VU COMMIT projects that require a proof-of-concept facility for experimentation.

More information:

Getting access:

Students and researchers interested in using the OpenLab are welcome to contact us.
How to use the ExoGENI UvA rack.


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