Progress driven by leading service and technology vendors committed to accelerating worldwide adoption of assured services across automated networks
MEF18 – Los Angeles, 30 October 2018 – MEF is pleased to provide a progress update on the advancement of the MEF 3.0 Transformational Global Services Framework for defining, delivering, and certifying assured communications services orchestrated across a global ecosystem of automated networks. Since launching MEF 3.0 one year ago, MEF has made significant strides across all key elements of the framework, including: standardized services; LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration) APIs; services, technology, and professional certification; and community activities. Dozens of service providers, technology vendors, enterprises, and industry organizations have been involved in initiatives to accelerate adoption of MEF 3.0 services that provide an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with unprecedented user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities.Click for more details
“We are gathering at MEF18 to celebrate accomplishments on our journey to accelerate adoption of assured services across automated networks,” said Nan Chen, President, MEF. “We are especially pleased by the groundbreaking releases this week of the industry’s first SD-WAN service specification as well as LSO Sonata APIs that will enable, for the first time, automation of the potential $250+ billion market for MEF-defined services. Going forward, MEF is focused on enabling service providers to transform their services and networks, federate on a global basis, and certify their service offerings to a global standard.”
Standardized, Orchestrated Services
The planned MEF 3.0 service family includes dynamic SD-WAN, Carrier Ethernet, Optical Transport, IP, Security-as-a-Service, and other virtualized services that will be orchestrated over programmable networks using LSO APIs. MEF has advanced standardization work across each major type of connectivity service:
MEF’s LSO Reference Architecture guides development of standardized LSO APIs for end-to-end service orchestration across multiple providers and over multiple network technology domains. MEF has progressed initiatives for multiple LSO interface reference points throughout the past year and has published work related to two key reference points:
Services, Technology & Professional Certification
MEF has made the following progress related to MEF 3.0 certification programs:
MEF has been working with many leading service and technology providers, open source projects, standards associations, and enterprises to realize a shared vision of dynamic services orchestrated across automated networks. Two key illustrations of recent progress include:
An industry association of 200+ member companies, MEF has introduced the MEF 3.0 transformational global services framework for defining, delivering, and certifying assured services orchestrated across a global ecosystem of automated networks. MEF 3.0 services are designed to provide an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with user- and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities. MEF 3.0 services are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO, SDN, and NFV. MEF produces service specifications, LSO frameworks, open LSO APIs, software-driven reference implementations, and certification programs. MEF 3.0 work will enable automated delivery of standardized Carrier Ethernet, Optical Transport, IP, SD-WAN, and Layer 4-7 services across multiple provider networks. For more information: https://www.mef.net.
MEF18 focuses on enabling agile, assured, and orchestrated communications services for the digital economy. MEF has a target audience of 1,000+ attendees from 275 + companies and 35+ countries; 250+ service and technology executives; 120 expert speakers, 125-plus sponsors and partners; and more. MEF18’s content, networking, and special activities are designed to appeal to executives and other senior experts from communication and cloud service providers; enterprises; government organizations; network technology suppliers; systems integrators, open source projects, standards organizations; industry and financial analysts; investors; the press; and others. For more information: https://www.mef18event.com/.
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