MEF Plans Proof-of-Concept Confab

Oct. 22, 2014
The Metro Ethernet Forum has selected six participant groups to showcase interactive proof-of-concept demonstrations at its GEN14 event ...
The Metro Ethernet Forum has selected six participant groups to showcase interactive proof-of-concept demonstrations at its GEN14 event on Nov. 17-20 in Washington, DC. The live Proof of Concept Showcase will feature implementations of cloud-centric services with SDN, NFV, automated provisioning, service orchestration, and other technologies.

Showcase participants and themes are:

  • Allstream, Tata Communications: Demonstrate orchestration across carriers using APIs built on open MEF standards, for on-demand bandwidth. SDN extends CE 2.0 Interconnect to elastic services, accelerating availability of secure and assured cloud services everywhere.
  • Amartus, Transition Networks: Rapid, agile environment to orchestrate and automate the rollout, provisioning and operations of on-demand network and Cloud services. This environment uses an open-system and open-standards approach, CE 2.0 Ethernet demarcation devices, and virtualized NFV, SDN and Cloud technologies.
  • CenturyLink, Ciena: Showcase benefits of automated orchestration of MEF services with collaboratively developed APIs related to the upcoming MEF 7.3 Information Model, interface profiles for simplified service activation and configuration, and automated API testing.
  • Cyan: Demonstrate how Carrier Ethernet is enhanced by SDN and NFV, including on-demand services with end-to-end multi-vendor control, service chaining, and multi-domain orchestration.
  • Oracle, InfoVista: Self-serve ordering and performance assurance of commercial-ready network-as-a-service, dynamically orchestrated and assured across the service provider and wholesale partners, integrated fully into business management processes, and designed for network technology abstraction.
  • WebNMS, Omnitron Systems, VeEX: SDN orchestration of MEF CE 2.0 services over a multi-vendor network with elastic service provisioning, fault isolation, and bandwidth on demand with service activation and assurance via a cloud-based self-service customer SLA portal.