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MEF 3.0 & CE 2.0 Frameworks Compared CE 2.0 MEF 3.0
Standardized, Orchestration-Ready Services
MEF 3.0 includes dynamic Carrier Ethernet, wavelength, IP, SD-WAN, Security-as-a-Service, and other virtualized services that are orchestrated over programmable networks using open LSO APIs.
CE 2.0
MEF 3.0 CE
Security & Other L4 - L7 Services
LSO Framework & Open LSO APIs
MEF’s LSO Framework guides agile development of open LSO APIs that enable end-to-end orchestration of MEF 3.0 services across multiple providers & multiple network technology domains.
LSO Reference Architecture & Framework
Inter-Provider & Intra-Provider Open LSO APIs (Interface Profile Specifications, Software Development Kits)
Operational Specifications (Service Lifecycle, Ordering, etc.)
Service and Technology Certifications
MEF is enhancing its certification programs to accelerate availability and adoption of MEF 3.0 certified services and technologies. MEF 3.0 certification is delivered by MEF’s Testing Partner, Iometrix, on a new cloud-based virtual test platform with user-initiated, subscription-based testing.
Global certification of static CE services and technologies
Bundled service & orchestration testing
Unlimited, user-initiated subscription-based testing
Multi-service certification
Community Collaboration
MEF is working with many of the world’s leading service and technology providers, open source projects, and standards associations to realize a shared vision of orchestrating standardized on-demand services over multiple provider networks using standardized open LSO APIs.
Standards collaboration among industry associations
Open source collaboration
MEF 3.0 Implemetations on MEFnet
LSO Hackathons
Software Developer Community
Enterprise Advisory Council
Carrier Ethernet Certified Professionals (MEF-CECP)
Network Foundations Professionals (MEF-NF)