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An important requirement in the successful deployment of grid and cloud computing technology in industry or governmental institutions is the ability to compose their infrastructures using equipment from different vendors. These equipments have to be engineered for and assessed to assure a problem-free interoperation. Focusing on software interoperability, we present a testing framework for the assessment of interoperability of grid and cloud computing infrastructures. This testing framework is part of an initiative for standardizing the use of grid and cloud technology in the context of telecommunication at the European Telecommunications Standards Institute. Following the test development process developed and used at the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, its application is exemplified by the assessment of for resource reservation and application deployment onto grid and cloud infrastructures based on standardized Grid Component Model descriptors. The presented testing framework has been applied successfully in an interoperability event.