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MEF’s Edge VIEW Blog

MEF’s blog brings together passionate subject-matter experts from across the ecosystem to innovate and solve industry challenges and develop new opportunities—providing a forum for the broader community to share ideas, research, and opinions to spark interest and debate.

MEF 3.0 SD-WAN Certification: One Year Later

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Our SD-WAN Authorized Certification and Test Partner (ACTP) reflects on the evolution of the MEF 3.0 SD-WAN Certification Program and lessons learned over the past year.

SD-WAN & 5G for the Borderless Enterprise: Highlights from MEF Infinite Edge

Episode 2 Visual Summary

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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.

Enabling Dynamic and Secure Edge Access to Public Clouds and Corporate Data with Lean NFV: Highlights from MEF 3.0 PoC Showcase 2021

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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.

Building a Vertical Business Around Edge Cloud Services: Highlights from MEF 3.0 PoC Showcase 2021

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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.

The Enterprise’s Corporate Network SASE-fication: Highlights from MEF 3.0 PoC Showcase 2021

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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.

SD-WAN and 5G with Network Slicing: Highlights from MEF 3.0 PoC Showcase 2021

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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.