MEF President Nan Chen said the organization has transformed from a pure-play standards group to a software and specification development organization.
Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF)
MEF aims for its SD-WAN service standardization to accelerate sales of SD-WAN products and services like MEF accomplished with Carrier Ethernet service standardization.
The platform uses the MEF 63 Optical Transport Services specification focused on Layer 1 orchestration but is not intended as an end-to-end orchestrator.
MEF is pleased to announce the titles of nearly 20 Proof of Concept (PoC) Showcase demonstrations that will be presented at the MEF18 global networking event.
“The path forward is an open platform,” said Adva’s Prayson Pate, adding that an open platform will meet the full-potential of an agile and flexible SD-WAN.
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There is more interest in training than there is good quality training available, says the Linux Foundation.
The goal is to make it easier to connect SD-WAN controllers and edge devices from different vendors.
The organization has more than 60 ongoing initiatives tied to its 3.0 framework and Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) efforts. These include a multi-vendor software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) implementation.
The companies claim the PoC was the first to show two-way control.
Both operators and the LSO APIs rely on ONAP.
MEF 3.0 is supposed to be the "biggest and boldest" framework yet.
They will help enterprises who want to automate services across multiple providers.
ONOS is the group's SDN controller.
Cisco stole some marketing thunder from MEF, which is taking over ONF's work on the technology.