MEF 3.0 Workshop – MEF 3.0 SD WAN Services

2019 Nov

Primary Resource for: SD-WAN

Product Portfolio: SD-WAN

Summary:

In July 2019, MEF published the industry’s first global standard defining an SD-WAN service and its service attributes to help accelerate SD-WAN market growth and facilitate creation of powerful new hybrid networking solutions that are optimized for digital transformation.


Abstract

In July 2019, MEF published the industry’s first global standard defining an SD-WAN service and its service attributes to help accelerate SD-WAN market growth and facilitate creation of powerful new hybrid networking solutions that are optimized for digital transformation. MEF’s SD-WAN Service Attributes and Services (MEF 70) standard describes requirements for an application-aware, over-the-top WAN connectivity service that uses policies to determine how application flows are directed over multiple underlay networks irrespective of the underlay technologies or service providers who deliver them. MEF 70, among other things, defines: - Service attributes that describe the externally visible behavior of an SD-WAN service as experienced by the subscriber. - Rules associated with how traffic is handled. - Key technical concepts and definitions like an SD-WAN UNI, the SD-WAN Edge, SD-WAN Tunnel Virtual Connections, SD-WAN Virtual Connection End Points, and Underlay Connectivity Services. Watch this presentation to gain insight into work already underway on the next phase of MEF 3.0 SD-WAN standardization – MEF w70.1. This work includes defining: - Additional service attributes for application flow performance and business importance. - Underlay connectivity service parameters required to deploy an SD-WAN service.