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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.
Non-Orchestrated    
CE 2.0
 
 
Orchestration-Ready    
MEF 3.0 CE
 
 
Wavelength
 
 
IP
 
 
SD-WAN
 
 
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
 
 
Carrier Ethernet Certified Professionals (MEF-CECP)
 
 
Network Foundations Professionals (MEF-NF)
 
 
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