MEF 47.1 Elastic Ethernet Services & Cloud Connectivity

2021 Feb

Product Portfolio: Carrier Ethernet

Standard Type: Service Definitions

Tags: Cloud


This MEF Standard describes and defines Elastic Ethernet Services.


This MEF Standard describes and defines Elastic Ethernet Services. These are Ethernet Services, described using the Service Attributes defined in MEF 10.4 or in MEF 26.2, that include the capability for modifying the values of selected Service Attributes within a short Maintenance Interval. The Service Attributes that can be modified in this way – termed Elastic Service Attributes – are identified. Additional Service Attributes for Elastic Ethernet Services are defined, including some that place constraints on the values to which Elastic Service Attributes can be modified.

Additionally, specific Elastic Ethernet Services are defined, based on the Ethernet Services defined in MEF 6.3 and MEF 51.1, to support connectivity for Cloud Services. This connectivity for Cloud Services falls into two broad categories: 1) Cloud Interconnect, and 2) Cloud Access. Connectivity for Cloud Services is addressed for a single Cloud Service Provider (Cloud SP), using one or more Ethernet Services and one or more Cloud Services provided by one or more Cloud Operators. Additional requirements for these specific cloud connectivity services are specified.

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