MEF recently aired the second episode of the MEF Infinite Edge Series: SD-WAN & 5G for the Borderless Enterprise. Sixteen executives and other expert speakers explored the challenges and opportunities for delivering networking solutions optimized for a work-from-anywhere (WFA) world. MEF’s Stan Hubbard shares the highlights.
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As a leading voice of the open networking movement, Dan Pitt discusses how, by showing multiple SD-WAN solutions and multiple SASE solutions, Lean NFV illustrates the flexibility service providers gain from having multiple technology options and a library of functions for service chaining.
Vinayak Mohite of AT&T Business discusses how the advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital transformation, network connectivity, and 5G distributed edge cloud capabilities are providing the operational flexibility to retailers and improved the end-user experience to make autonomous checkout a reality.
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In September 2020, NTT Communications, Netcracker, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, and ADVA joined together to explore the role and technical feasibility of Communications Service Providers (CSPs) offering managed edge cloud services and connectivity to enterprises and industry verticals. The resulting PoC is built around MEF’s LSO framework. They discuss the rationale, goals, and approach the team took.
Gartner defined the convergence between networking and security that introduced the SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) paradigm as: “A service connecting users (machine or human) with their applications in the cloud while providing connectivity performance and security assurance determined by policies set by the Subscriber.” Silvia Marigonda of Sparkle discusses a MEF-defined SASE service for remote employee access to multiple public clouds.
AT&T, Ericsson, and VMware joined together to explore how AT&T SD-WAN, with VMware and 5G, can utilize a powerful hosted gateway and scalable architecture coupled with Ericsson’s multi-environment deployment capable dynamic orchestration platform. Vinayak Mohite discusses the benefits of combining SD-WAN and 5G and how they enhance the network experience.
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