Menlo Park, CA, October 23, 2012 – Luxoft, a member of the IBS Group and a global provider of advanced application and product development services, today unveiled Twister for OpenFlow at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in Darmstadt, Germany.

Luxoft’s Twister test automation platform is an open source test automation framework designed specifically for network infrastructure markets and it is now enhanced to support the OpenFlow protocol for software-defined networking (SDN).

As a member of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) and an active participant in the semi-annual ONF PlugFest interoperability event, Luxoft is at the forefront of engineering development services in the SDN market. In addition to being leading edge networking technology, software-defined networks separate network data and control planes while inserting a vendor-agnostic interface between these layers thereby removing barriers to innovation in network virtualization and programmability. SDN allows applications to dynamically configure the network and allow accelerated changes to networking services.

"Software-defined networking, combined with Cloud technologies, opens a new world of innovation opportunities for telecommunication providers and commercial enterprises. SDN and OpenFlow facilitate advanced services and Cloud applications that make Luxoft’s Twister for OpenFlow test automation framework a compelling product for immediate improvements in product development lifecycles, infrastructure costs, test planning and management, and system uptime," said Vasiliy Suvorov, Vice President of Technology Strategy at Luxoft.

Luxoft’s Twister for OpenFlow framework gives vendors the ability to execute and control parallel testing scripts run on multiple platforms, which speeds up and standardizes the conformance and system testing phases of product development. Luxoft’s platform works with multiple OpenFlow controllers or traffic generators and can handle complex test scenarios using the OpenFlow protocol, controller command-line interfaces, or graphical user interfaces. Twister’s automated testing capability, enhanced with reporting and statistics features, responds to ever-present tight release deadlines while addressing an increased demand for quality in new, complex network products.

With Luxoft’s Twister for OpenFlow, manufacturers can immediately implement more efficient test processes and greatly extend the scope of their current test coverage.

Mr. Suvorov added, “Our professional development services can further accelerate the time-to-market for our clients’ products and improve their overall development efficiency.”

Luxoft’s Twister for OpenFlow framework delivers several important benefits for telecom-related businesses:

  • Switch / router engineering test automation for manageable and predictable results
  • Simultaneous application testing for greater efficiency in complex systems scenarios
  • Accelerated development test phases to reduce costs and time-to-market
  • Extended test coverage to increase quality of the testing procedure
  • One-stop, customizable open source platform to adapt to various project demands

To learn more about Luxoft’s Twister for OpenFlow or to download the Twister source code for evaluation, visit the Twister Home Page at


About Luxoft
Luxoft, a principal subsidiary of IBS Group, is a provider of advanced application and software engineering outsourcing services for global and regional enterprises. Luxoft builds partnerships with its clients, such as Boeing, IBM, Deutsche Bank, UBS, Harman, Avaya, Alstom, and Sabre, based on the culture of engineering excellence, innovation, and deep domain expertise. Luxoft offers international delivery capability through its network of state-of-the-art delivery centers in North America, Eastern Europe, and Asia. Luxoft`s customers benefit from the right mix of technology skills, industry knowledge, proprietary processes and methodologies, and a choice of engagement models.

About IBS Group Holding Limited

IBS Group is a leading software development and IT services provider in Central and Eastern Europe. Through its two principal subsidiaries, Luxoft and IBS IT Services, it offers a wide variety of information technology services, such as software development and IT services outsourcing, IT infrastructure and business applications implementation. IBS Group has business operations in Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, the UK, the USA, Vietnam and Singapore. IBS Group employs more than 8,300 people worldwide. In the year ended March 31, 2012, the Group reported US GAAP consolidated revenues of USD816.3 million. IBS Group's Global Depositary Receipts are listed on the Regulated Market (General Standard) at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Bloomberg: IBSG:GR; Reuters: IBSGq.F).