MEF focuses on SD-WAN with LSO and OpenCS

The old Metro Ethernet Forum (now simply MEF) issued a press-release to cover a focus on SD-WAN. This covers three areas: Service Implementations using the MEF frameworks Market Education Proof of Concept Demostrations Service Implementation The Service Implementation uses the MEF Lifecycle Service Orchestration Reference Architecture and Framework (LSO) issued as MEF-55. This documents business…

SD-WAN: What are the business benefits?

What are the business benefits of SD-WAN deployment? SD-WAN stands for a Software-Defined Wide Area Network. It simplifies network management. It reduces the cost of the network infrastructure. It provides better network governance. And it is easier to manage the previous generation Hybrid Networking. With 50% of the data in networks now being delivered to…

Comcast embarks on Enterprise SD-WAN journey

Comcast is embarking on an SD-WAN journey using Versa Networks to provide for their enterprise customers. They announced their SD-WAN beta for mid-market and enterprise customers at Interop ITX. “Our SD-WAN solution pairs a carrier-grade, hosted SDN environment with widely available gigabit service. Together, our SD-WAN and gigabit bandwidth solutions herald a new generation of…

TechCrunch: Appformix adds support for VMware following Juniper acquisition

TechCrunch reports that After acquisition by Juniper, Cloud optimization service Appformix adds support for VMware. Juniper purchased Appformix in December last year. Appformix uses telemetery from OpenStack or Kubernetes managed SDE or NFV environments via thin agents on each node. It remediates actions automatically based on machine-learning. Appformix data remains behind the firewall, and is…