Showing posts with label #MEF19. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #MEF19. Show all posts

Sunday, November 24, 2019

MEF19: Exceeding expectations for SD-WAN



Early feedback on enterprise SD-WAN indicates that the service is meeting or exceeding customer expectations, says Bob Victor, Head of Product Management, Comcast Business. The next step is to make things easier. MEF standardization and certification should help in this regard.

https://youtu.be/_aw_N8R1ygk




Big ambtions for MEF19 Proof-of-Concepts



What's striking about the fifteen Proof-of-Concepts (PoCs) shown at this year's #MEF19 in Los Angeles is the scale of their ambition and the impact they will have if they reach deployment, says Daniel Bar-Lev, Director, Office of the CTO, MEF.

https://youtu.be/xr8WlKyF07A



The buzz at #MEF19



Nan Chen gives his take on #MEF19.

Certainly, a lot of the buzz at this year's event concerned SD-WAN and MEF's standardization efforts, including the newly announced certification program. There was also progress on MEF's larger vision to create an overlay/underlay orchestration framework for network services.




MEF19: SD-WAN Automation and Analytics



Carriers want to differentiate their SD-WAN services, and enterprises want to launch new applications to their end users, and automation is key to making this happen, says Chris Menier, GM, Digital Transformation, Vitria.

Automation requires visibility across the entire service delivery layer.




Thursday, November 21, 2019

MEF's 3 major technical themes for 2020



Pascal Menezes, CTO of MEF, talks about the 3 top technology themes inside of @MEF_Forum, for 2020, including (1) the overlay/underlay framework (2) how clouds are moving to the edge, enabled by SD-WAN, and (3) architecture to accelerate 5G.



What's new at MEF19?



Kevin Vachon gives a quick overview of the big news from #MEF19 in Los Angeles, California.

There is a big spotlight here on SD-WAN, new certification programs, the Proof-of-Concept showcase and overall progress with carrier orchestration and MEF 3.0.



Monday, September 2, 2019

MEF's LSO Developer Community & Service Automation



MEF Annual Meeting – July/Aug 2019, Daniel Bar-Lev, Director, Office of the CTO, MEF, discusses the importance of LSO APIs for enabling end-to-end automation of communications services across multiple providers and over multiple network technology domains. He also provides an overview of MEF's newly introduced LSO Developer Community whose primary purpose is to accelerate the adoption of MEF data models and APIs as defined for each of the reference points in the MEF LSO Reference Architecture (MEF 55).

LSO Developer Community
The LSO Developer Community - composed of software developers and IT staff primarily from MEF member companies - is focused on accelerating production of software development kits (SDKs) to bolster the integration of LSO APIs into service provider networks. MEF is looking for more industry professionals to participate in the process of developing and deploying SDKs for LSO Sonata, LSO Presto, and LSO Legato. If you are interested in participating, please contact the Community Manager at community_manager@mef.net

LSO Sonata APIs for Inter-Provider Service Automation
LSO Sonata APIs relate to the interface reference point within MEF’s LSO Reference Architecture that supports business-to-business interactions between service providers. The full suite of planned LSO Sonata APIs deals with serviceability (address validation, site queries, product offering qualification), product inventory, quoting, ordering, trouble ticketing, contracts, and billing.

In June 2019, MEF introduced LSO Sonata SDK (Software Development Kit) Release 3, which includes a set of deliverables that enable market adoption of LSO Sonata APIs for serviceability (address validation, site queries, and product offering qualification), product inventory, quoting, and ordering. The SDK includes published and draft standards listed below covering business requirements, use cases, and attributes that serve as the basis for the associated APIs and data models. Available on the MEF public GitHub (https://github.com/MEF-GIT/MEF-LSO-So...), the SDK also includes Swagger data models, product payload specifications composed of MEF 3.0 services, and other artifacts that enable a developer to rapidly build out these Sonata LSO APIs within their business systems.

• Ethernet Ordering Technical Standard: Business Requirements and Use Cases (MEF 57.1)
• Address, Service Site, and Product Offering Qualification Management: Requirements and Use Cases (MEF 79 Draft Standard)
• Quote Management: Requirements and Use Cases (MEF 80 Draft Standard)
• Product Inventory Management: Requirements and Use Cases (MEF 81 Draft Standard)

To learn more about MEF LSO Sonata APIs, download this FAQ document:  https://www.mef.net/images/LSO-Sonata... 

To explore the latest on LSO innovations and engage with industry-leading service and technology experts, attend MEF19 (http://www.MEF19.com), held 18-22 November 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

MEF 3.0: An Ambitious Step for the Communications Industry



MEF Annual Meeting – July 2019, Michael Strople, President, Allstream and Chairman, MEF, shares his thoughts on the value of MEF 3.0 -- the transformational global services framework for defining, delivering, and certifying assured services orchestrated across a global ecosystem of automated networks.

“I’m really excited about where we’ve come with MEF 3.0. Carrier Ethernet 2.0 was a very important achievement, and it launched an US$80 billion industry – the gold standard for networking. MEF 3.0 is an ambitious step beyond that. With MEF 3.0, we build on top of the work in Carrier Ethernet, but we’ve added IP and Optical Transport, and most importantly – over the course of this last year – we’ve defined the first standard for SD-WAN and the software artifacts that go with that (LSO APIs).”

“MEF 3.0 includes certification, specification, the software that goes with it, and it also includes the notion of community – where we don’t have to reinvent what already exists but we’ve taken what exists in the network industry and put it all together.”

To learn more about MEF 3.0, visit: http://www.mef.net/mef30/overview


Download the industry's first SD-WAN standard here: https://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay....

To explore the latest on MEF 3.0 innovations and engage with industry-leading service and technology experts such as Michael Strople, attend MEF19 (http://www.MEF19.com), held 18-22 November 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

MEF 3.0 LSO Sonata Certification for Inter-Provider Service Automation



MEF Annual Meeting – July/Aug 2019, Bob Mandeville, President & Founder, Iometrix, provides an overview of the new MEF 3.0 LSO Sonata certification program for inter-provider service automation.

MEF 3.0 LSO Sonata certification enables buyers and sellers of wholesale MEF 3.0 services to validate that the full suite of their APIs used for inter-provider business transactions comply with MEF standards. The certification program will help companies develop, test, and certify all LSO Sonata APIs as they are released.


In June 2019, MEF launched the pilot MEF 3.0 LSO Sonata certification program with an initial focus on automating ordering of MEF 3.0 Carrier Ethernet Access E-Line services. Simultaneously, MEF introduced LSO Sonata SDK (Software Development Kit) Release 3 with APIs for inter-provider serviceability, product inventory, quoting, and ordering. Together, these important steps will accelerate implementation of standardized LSO Sonata APIs worldwide, driving frictionless inter-provider business processes and faster service delivery across the service provider community.

To learn more about LSO Sonata APIs and the certification program, download this FAQ document from MEF.net. (https://www.mef.net/images/LSO-Sonata-FAQ-August-2019.pdf)

Explore MEF 3.0 inter-provider LSO Sonata API innovations and engage with industry-leading service and technology experts, attend MEF19 (http://www.MEF19.com), held 18-22 November 2019 in Los Angeles, California.


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