Coriant, a global supplier of open, disruptive, and hyperscale networking solutions for service providers and web-scale internet operators, has collaborated with the MEF in the development of two newly published specifications that advance the orchestration of MEF 3.0 connectivity services over multiple technology domains.
The new standards – the Network Resource Management: Information Model (MEF 59) and Network Resource Provisioning: Interface Profile Specification (MEF 60) –were developed within MEF’s LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration) Reference Architecture that has been embraced by leading service and technology suppliers worldwide. Coriant is among the leading contributors to both standards.
“Simplifying the resource provisioning across multiple technology domains is one of the key operational challenges our customers face as they evolve their networks to support new services,” said Felipe Caetano, Vice President of Product Management, Coriant. “The publication of these standardized MEF 3.0 LSO APIs represents an important milestone that will help accelerate the delivery of agile, assured, and orchestrated services over automated networks powered by LSO, SDN, and NFV.”
The MEF LSO Reference Architecture (RA) guides agile development of the models, processes, tools, and APIs that enable orchestration of MEF 3.0 services (e.g., Layer 1, Carrier Ethernet, IP, and SD-WAN) across multiple providers and over multiple network technology. The LSO RA extends the traditional MEF scope concerning service modeling to cover a range of operational, orchestration, and network management behaviors, including SDN and NFV paradigms.
In support of the LSO RA, MEF 59 defines the information model to facilitate the orchestration of Carrier Ethernet connectivity services through WAN SDN controllers, OTN subnetwork managers, and legacy network management systems. MEF 60 provides an abstracted, intent-based solution for activation of – as well as topology retrieval of – network resources in support of MEF-defined services.