The combination of MEF 3.0 service standards (both underlay connectivity services and overlay services) with MEF APIs empower enterprises to digitally transform using network-based, software-defined digital services.
E.g. MEF 3.0 Optical Transport, Carrier Ethernet, IP
MEF 3.0 Underlay Connectivity Service standards, such as Carrier Ethernet, provide technology-agnostic service capabilities for service providers to connect subscribers, e.g. an enterprise and its office locations. Each service provider has multiple endpoints, which may span a city, or the planet. Modern global enterprises often require multiple providers to partner together to deliver the connectivity they require.
Federating Network & Cloud Providers with MEF LSO Sonata APIs
To manage the digital velocity enterprises need, service providers need to interoperate seamlessly in an automated fashion. MEF Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) APIs support this requirement. Specifically, LSO Sonata APIs, provide the business-layer automation for services based on MEF 3.0 Underlay Connectivity Service standards like Carrier Ethernet.
MEF 3.0 SD-WAN
MEF’s SD-WAN service standard provides a policy-driven, application-centric approach to creating a flexible, software-defined overlay, which sits atop the various underlay connectivity services. Enterprises are clamoring for this overlay experience delivered as a managed service.
Growth Platform for New Digital Services
By using MEF LSO standards to automate both within and between providers at the underlay connectivity layer, that is synchronized with the SD-WAN overlay layer, service providers are empowered to deliver modern digital services to their enterprise customers e.g. Mixed Reality, IoT and security services.
MEF 3.0 Underlay Connectivity Service standards provide technology-agnostic service capabilities for service providers to connect subscribers, e.g. an enterprise and its office locations.
Explore the standards defining layer 1 point-to-point services, including both Subscriber-based and Operator-based services. These standards provide subscribers with consistent offerings for comparison along with improved service delivery times through automated service ordering and configuration processes.Explore MEF 3.0 Optical Transport
Explore the heavily adopted, global standards defining both subscriber and operator Ethernet services, covering various point-to-point and multipoint architectures. MEF 3.0 Carrier Ethernet is considered the ‘gold standard’ for layer-2-based underlay connectivity services.Explore MEF 3.0 Carrier Ethernet
Explore the latest standards defining MEF 3.0 IP services, including VPNs, cloud access, and Internet access. For ISPs or providers of managed services, these standards offer the first step in intra-domain automation for service providers.Explore MEF 3.0 IP