MEF and ETSI NFV ISG collaborate to advance NFV for CE 2.0 services enabled by LSO

Date: Fri, 10/09/2015 - 12:26

The ETSI NFV ISG and the MEFare collaborating to advance Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) service agility for CE 2.0 (Carrier Ethernet 2.0) services using LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration). The organizations recognize that collaboration is necessary to develop specifications that will enable interoperable CE 2.0 services in virtualized infrastructures

MEF and ETSI NFV ISG collaborate to advance NFV for CE 2.0 services enabled by LSO

Steven Wright, Chair of the ETSI NFV ISG

Image credited to the ETSI NFV ISG

The MEF’s LSO provides an architectural framework for agile, assured connectivity services that are orchestrated over automated and interconnected networks. ETSI NFV ISG provides a framework for end-end network services delivered using virtualized network functions. 
“The MEF Board and the ETSI NFV ISG’s Leadership Team have acknowledged the valuable role that each organization is playing in reshaping the networking landscape and have agreed to collaborate where possible on LSO and NFV related standards development that will benefit service providers and service end-users,” said Nan Chen, President of the MEF. “We are pleased to work closely with the industry’s specification authority for NFV and look forward to sharing results of our joint work in the coming quarters.”

Steven Wright, Chair of the ETSI NFV ISG, commented: “These are exciting times for the industry with the development of NFV, LSO, and SDN technologies and standards that will enable the creation of more agile networks and unleash innovation in a much more dynamic software environment. We recognize the leadership role MEF is taking to address the challenge of automating the end-to-end Ethernet service lifecycle with LSO and look forward to working closely with MEF to advance Ethernet service agility through application of NFV technologies.”

Initial elements of the collaboration effort include:
• Joint Development of NFV + CE 2.0 Use Cases
• Coordination on acommodating Ethernet Services in the NFV Industry Roadmap

The two organizations each bring pioneering industry leadership and standards development experience to the table in this collaboration effort.

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