Showing posts with label MEF16. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MEF16. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

MEF16 - Software-defined Access for User-driven Services



Software-defined Access will play a key role in future network architecture, says ADTRAN's Kurt Raaflaub, speaking at #MEF16.

 It is very important that the connection from the data center to the end-user's device be open, programmable, and scalable. This allows for a user-driven service model to thrive.

See video: https://youtu.be/3EwHgxi5ZgY

MEF16 - Distributed NFV with Whitebox CPE is Hot



Distributed NFV with universal CPE (the whitebox solution) is one of the hot trends at this year's MEF16, says Telco Systems' Raanan Tzemach.

One of the top drivers for this is that OPEX can be reduced in rolling out new services by avoiding the need to stack new boxes at the customer site.

See video: https://youtu.be/6Rmx2ZjUuFU


MEF16 - LSO Hackathon - Putting it to Code



The LSO Hackathon takes the MEF's specification work and puts it to code. The exercise carries out implementations of the specs to validate that they work.

Charles Eckel provides an overview of this year's LSO Hackathon.

More info on the event is posted here: https://wiki.mef.net/display/LH/MEF+LSO+Hackathon

See video:  https://youtu.be/ldqLJwHHp-0

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

MEF16 - Highlights from this Year's Event with Pascal Menezes



Pascal Menezes, MEF's CTO, provides some highlights of MEF16 in Baltimore.

One of the big themes was machine-driven, inter-provider communications based on APIs, which could be used to improve services across network boundaries in an automated. Another theme is automated analytics and machine learning for self-healing networks.

MEF has just published a white paper on the idea of the Third Network that was written in coordination with other standards bodies.

Looking ahead to 2017, the MEF plans to build more resources for the developer community.

See video: https://youtu.be/L8IoQje0kAo

MEF16 - Fujitsu's Jeff Babbitt on Open Architecture



Openness and Disaggregated are big themes at #MEF 16, says Fujitsu's Jeff Babbitt.

But when you ask what openness really means, different vendors and different service providers will offer different interpretations.  To a large extend, it is a question of degree for both open software and open hardware.

See video: https://youtu.be/L3S7rkKh8dM

MEF16 - Fujitsu's Ralph Santitoro on LSO Becoming Real



Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO), SDN and NFV are becoming real, says Fujitsu's Ralph Santitoro, speaking at #MEF16 in Baltimore.

 There is a lot of complexity with SDN and LSO. This requires the integration of many types of products and VNFs. The need for open environments adds to this integration challenge.

At this year's MEF16, Fujitsu's SDN/NFV Solutions Practice won the award for "Best Consulting Practice".

 See video: https://youtu.be/8X1jkWLbHjQ

MEF16 - Netcracker's Ari Banerjee on How Virtualization Requires Strategic Partnership



Enterprise services are the most profitable segment for operators, says Netcracker's Ari Banerjee.

NFV offers great market potential for value-added services.  Implementing this technology is not just about orchestration. The relationship between the network operator and the vendor needs to change to a strategic partnership.

See video: https://youtu.be/lqkA19moy58

Monday, November 14, 2016

MEF16: Accedian's Greg Spear on Performance Monitoring



Accedian Networks' Greg Spear describes the Proof-of-Concept focused on ensuring customer quality of experience for advanced network services.

The Carrier Ethernet demonstration, which was conducted at MEF16 in Baltimore with CenturyLink, focused on test & turn-up as well as performance monitoring at Layer 2 and Layer 3.

See video: https://youtu.be/LUhxWYjx0LE


MEF16 - Colt's Mike Kopp on 100G Rollouts


Colt is excited about the 100G connectivity it is now able to deliver in some 200 data centers internationally, says Mike Kopp, VP of Channel Sales.  Delivering 100G capacity enables customers to scale up their cloud connectivity as required.

See video: https://youtu.be/_GwaqtEeZ-4

Sunday, November 13, 2016

MEF16: Verizon's Greg Harris Updates on Advanced Services

Buzz words from 2-years ago, such as lifecycle service orchestration (LSO), software defined networking (SDN),  and network functions virtualization (NFV), have become actual deployments, says Verizon's Greg Harris, speaking at MEF16 in Baltimore.

Verizon views its network as the foundation for a range of new services. 




MEF16: AT&T's Josh Goodell Updates Network on Demand Progress

Josh Goodell provides a quick update on AT&T Network on Demand at this year's MEF16 in Baltimore. Customers are looking for agility, control and simplicity. Over the past year, the Network on Demand platform has grown to about 1,300 customers and expanded beyond Switched Ethernet service to include AT&T Dedicated Internet on Demand and now AT&T FlexWare service, which delivers and manages virtual network functions (VNFs) on a single device.

Josh Goodell provides a quick update on AT&T Network on Demand at this year's MEF16 in Baltimore.  Customers are looking for agility, control and simplicity.

Over the past year, the Network on Demand platform has grown to about 1,300 customers and expanded beyond Switched Ethernet service to include AT&T Dedicated Internet on Demand and now AT&T FlexWare service, which delivers and manages virtual network functions (VNFs) on a single device.

See video:  https://youtu.be/BQLNNOpTuaY


MEF16: Level 3's Adam Saenger on Geographic and Service Expansion



Adam Saenger highlights the geographic expansion and new capabilities of Level 3's advances services portfolio this year. Visibility and flexibility are key differentiators.

See video: https://youtu.be/vyd1-CBBJtc



MEF16: CenturyLink's Drew Flechsig



Drew Flechsig talks about service assurance and the customer experience at CenturyLink, including a proof-of-concept conducted at MEF16 in Baltimore with Accedian Networks for a performance monitoring overlay solution.

See video:  https://youtu.be/SWHfVlgj7H0


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