A team that comprises Amartus, ECI, Equinix, Liquid Telecom, Sparkle, Spirent, and Tata Communications say they will demonstrate the results of their MEF 3.0 Service Fulfillment and Activation Project at this week’s MEF18 event in Los Angeles. The proof of concept demonstration is part of an MEF 3.0 Implementation Project that aims to provide end-to-end implementation of the MEF lifecycle orchestration (LSO) architecture, LSO Sonata APIs, and other LSO APIs across multiple operator domains.
The demonstration will show agile service delivery and the automated, assured orchestration of MEF services across the production domains of Tata Communications, Sparkle, Equinix, and Liquid. The group says the project aligns with MEF standards and open source work, while supporting interoperability and integration between different orchestration platforms, including both proprietary and open-source (i.e., ONAP).
The team asserts the demo will highlight:
- Seamless orchestration of multiple technologies, including provider backbone bridging (PBB) and IP
- End-to-end support of LSO interfaces, both published (LSO Sonata, LSO Presto) and upcoming (LSO Cantata, LSO Legato)
- Interoperability among different entities, across multiple business applications and orchestration systems, including proprietary and open source environments such as ONAP
- A combination of SDN and NFV technologies (connectivity and virtual entities) across multiple technologies and vendors
- Various service activation and validation scenarios.
"This MEF18 proof of concept fortifies the MEF vision of accelerating worldwide adoption of assured services orchestrated across a global ecosystem of automated networks, leveraging standardized LSO APIs," said Pascal Menezes, MEF CTO. "Our goal is to enable service providers to transition from operating as independent islands of excellence to being integral players in a worldwide business federation of cloud-like networks that support dynamic services across multiple providers. The MEF 3.0 Service Fulfillment and Activation Project brings together innovative industry leaders to see these ideas come to life and is a great example of industry support for emerging LSO Sonata and other LSO APIs."
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