Earlier this week, CENX attended MEF’s Quarterly Members Meeting in Los Angeles, California to continue our involvement in the advancement of services delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks.
The agenda for this first installment of MEF Quarterly Meetings in 2017 revolved around Third Network Services, open APIs, Reference Implementations, and of course new certification programs in the areas of LSO, SDN, and NFV.
In additional to the technical and marketing sessions held to inform members about the ongoing initiatives and work being done to develop industry standards, as well as new certification programs for the coming year, this event provided the opportunity for members to collaborate and brainstorm new projects to support MEF’s Third Network vision.
One issue that was highlighted during the four-day event were open APIs. CENX’s participation as a MEF member allowed us to be involved in important discussions on developing standardized, open-APIs to orchestrate services across multiple domain and multiple service provider networks.
Since no one service provider network can reach everywhere in the world, the development of these standards are important to be able to make interoperability between service providers possible. This would allow for the expanded reach of dynamic services to more customers.
Having achieved some major accomplishments in the last year, such as having published an industry endorsed white paper on Third Network Services, MEF shared its three critical goals for 2017:
- Further development of technology and products
- Next generation certification programs
- Increasing membership community