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.
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Our president highlights major strides MEF members have made over the last year in driving development of a global federation of network, cloud, and technology providers supporting dynamic, assured, and certified services that power enterprise digital transformation.
In June 2020, MEF announced that eight leading service providers were on track to deploy MEF 3.0 LSO Sonata APIs to automate ordering MEF 3.0 Carrier Ethernet Access E-Line services. We interviewed PCCW Global to discuss their experience implementing LSO Sonata and expectations going forward.
How MEF’s LSO federation paradigm for orchestrating services spanning multiple operator domains helps to create a much-needed portal of visibility into the performance of a Carrier Ethernet service in the sections running over wholesale partners’ networks.
Fortinet, TCTS, and Spirent join together to demonstrate the use case of secure Local Internet Breakout connecting to O365 and Azure from branch offices. The resulting MEF 3.0 PoC (115) will be of great interest to service providers that want to offer advanced managed SD-WAN services based on MEF 70 to enterprise customers using cloud services from branches with Internet access.
Service providers throughout the world are ready to implement the newly standardized MEF 3.0 LSO Sonata APIs to automate the manual processes required for inter-provider business connections and, ultimately, create ‘frictionless commerce’ across all market players.
Where can continuously updated commercial and business data be securely stored with appropriate access permissions to control exposure of confidential data? We discuss using Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), popularized by blockchain, a particular type of DLT.
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How MEF 3.0 PoC (126) 5G Factory—Private Enterprise Networks for Industry 4.0—demonstrates the ability to take Industry 3.0 computerization and add communications’ networking to completely revolutionize manufacturing and logistics as we know them.
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How MEF 70: the standardized definition of SD-WAN services and their attributes, plus MEF 55: the LSO Reference Architecture, empower service providers to deliver managed SD-WAN services to their enterprise customers using multiple SD-WAN vendor solutions, while supporting limitless numbers of customer sites.