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MEF releases MEF 3.0 Transformational Global Services Framework

Tuesday 14 November 2017 | 15:46 CET | News

The MetroEthernet Forum announced the MEF 3.0 Transformational Global Services Framework. This builds on its Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification to add Lifecycle Service Orchestration APIs for service providers and their partners to deliver standardised, virtualised services. 

The MEF 3.0 service family includes dynamic Carrier Ethernet, wavelength, IP, SD-WAN, Security-as-a-Service, and other virtualized services that will be orchestrated over programmable networks using LSO APIs. MEF 3.0 CE R1 is the first release within the MEF 3.0 framework, while work on standardizing orchestration-ready wavelength, IP, SD-WAN, and security services currently is progressing within the industry group.

The LSO Reference Architecture guides development of standardized LSO APIs that enable orchestration of MEF 3.0 services across multiple providers and over multiple network technology domains (e.g. Packet WAN, Optical Transport, SD-WAN, 5G, etc.). MEF recently announced the first releases of two LSO SDKs that feature inter-provider APIs for address validation, serviceability, and ordering and an intra-provider API for network resource provisioning. The LSO APIs included in these SDKs are available for experimental use by MEF members and associated MEF programs.

MEF 3.0 certification is delivered by MEF's testing partner, Iometrix, using a cloud-based virtualized test platform. 



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