The purpose of the Software Defined Networks Research Group (NERDS) is to provide a computational environment and basic infrastructure to support the development of SDN applications. The laboratory is funded by UFES and by development agencies such as CNPq and FAPES via research projects. The laboratory is located in the UFES' Technological Center (CT-VI), rooms 102/104/106, occupying an area of 174 m². It has adequate physical space and infrastructure for the development of cloud computing research activities, virtualization and programmable datacenter networks.
Currently, NERDS collaborates in several research projects in scientific community, such as: FUTEBOL; Towards Open, Programmable, and Software Defined DataCenter Networks; Scheduling of Wireless Links for Data Collection in Sensor Networks. In addition to working on a technological research project called NosFVeraTO, a Working Group funded by RNP.