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MEF: End-to-End Slicing for 5G and Beyond

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Network slicing is fast becoming a hot topic tied to 5G. That is because 5G has the ability from the Radio Access Network (RAN) side of things to allocate wireless performance resources for a given subscriber’s slice. While 5G promises many advanced capabilities, it is only a wireless access technology. Without E2E slicing, we will… Read More

MEF: Addressing SD-WAN & SASE Frequently Asked Questions

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MEF’s latest SD-WAN and SASE Frequently Asked Questions answered! The latest perspectives from MEF that shed light on a host of new initiatives that will benefit service end-users, service providers, and technology suppliers.

Why SASE is Such a Hot Area of Interest

Why SASE is Such a Hot Area of Interest

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How SASE ties together SD-WAN, network security, and the Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) network edge delivered in a cloud-centric offering, to become one of the hottest topics in the industry.

SECaaS for SD-WAN—A New Market Opportunity for Communications’ Service Providers

SECaaS for SD-WAN—A New Market Opportunity for Communications’ Service Providers

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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.

SD-WAN, Multi-vendor Management and Competing in the Digital Economy

SD-WAN, Multi-vendor Management and Competing in the Digital Economy

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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.

How is SD-WAN Driving Enterprise WAN Transformation?

How is SD-WAN Driving Enterprise WAN Transformation?

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Faster deployment of branch sites, cost savings from using private and public networks, optimized cloud connectivity, and application-aware routing—Software-Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN) continue to attract the attention of enterprises eager to leverage their business benefits.

SD-WAN is Reshaping the Enterprise Network

SD-WAN is Reshaping the Enterprise Network

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TeleGeography’s 2018 WAN Manager Survey queried network infrastructure managers at 60 mostly multinational enterprises. The results? For many enterprise WAN managers, adopting SD-WAN is a question of ‘when’ not ‘if.’