Proof of Concept Showcase

At the center of the MEF17 Networking Hall, the fourth Proof of Concept Showcase will spotlight innovations by service providers and network technology providers that promise to advance the creation of a global ecosystem of interconnected networks that support agile, assured, and orchestrated services. Following a formal submission process, 25 companies in 11 participant groups have been selected to showcase interactive demonstrations of new service & technology innovations that will shape the future of global networking and fuel productivity gains for service providers and end-users.

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PoC Showcase Objectives

The Proof of Concept Showcase will:

  • Provide a preview of agile, assured and orchestrated services across a global ecosystem of automated networks as it positively impacts a target audience of professionals attending MEF17 from retail, wholesale, cloud, and mobile service providers; data center providers; enterprises; government institutions; utilities; network solutions vendors; the press; investors; analyst firms; and other companies.
  • Educate the Enterprise and Government communities about current state-of the-art Carrier Ethernet services and evolving dynamic connectivity services.
  • Identify companies that are leading the charge in network connectivity, service orchestration, and value-added services.

Showcase Format & Location

The MEF17 Showcase format includes live daily presentations in the Networking Hall Theater and on-demand presentations at the participants’ booth inside the PoC Zones. The Showcase will be available during the lunchtime and evening reception networking hours.

Networking Hall Theater – Lunch – Tuesday, 14 Nov

1:20pm Layer 1 Multi-vendor LSO
1:30pm NFV-Based Performance Monitoring Platform for Third Network Expansion
1:40pm Analytics for Zero-touch Service Activation and Closed-loop Issue Resolution for Virtualized Business Services
1:50pm Integrated SD-WAN and Ethernet Network with Virtual Firewall
2:00pm On-Demand Orchestration of Multi-Domain Services
2:10pm MEF 3.0 Q&A

Networking Hall Theater – Reception – Tuesday, 14 Nov

5:30pm Service on Demand: Global Virtual Inter-carrier Fabric Orchestrated by LSO APIs with Open-source Framework
5:40pm Agile SD-WAN with Complementary Virtualized Functions over Multi Domains including CE over 4G/LTE with Standardized LSO APIs for Vendor Interoperability
5:50pm Infinera MEF17 Software Defined Capacity Showcase
6:00pm LSO SOF Topology Engine
6:10pm On-Demand Dynamic Bandwidth Scaling via LSO-compliant Platform and Continuous Performance Monitoring with NFV
6:20pm No Fibre – No Problem!
6:30pm MEF17 LSO Hackathon update

Networking Hall Theater – Lunch – Wednesday, 15 Nov

1:10pm No Fibre – No Problem!
1:20pm On-Demand Dynamic Bandwidth Scaling via LSO-compliant Platform and Continuous Performance Monitoring with NFV
1:30pm LSO SOF Topology Engine
1:40pm Infinera MEF17 Software Defined Capacity Showcase
1:50pm Agile SD-WAN with Complementary Virtualized Functions over Multi Domains including CE over 4G/LTE with Standardized LSO APIs for Vendor Interoperability
2:00pm Service on Demand: Global Virtual Inter-carrier Fabric Orchestrated by LSO APIs with Open-source Framework

Networking Hall Theater – Reception – Tuesday, 14 Nov

5:30pm Service on Demand: Global Virtual Inter-carrier Fabric Orchestrated by LSO APIs with Open-source Framework
5:40pm On-Demand Orchestration of Multi-Domain Services
5:50pm Integrated SD-WAN and Ethernet Network with Virtual Firewall
6:00pm Analytics for Zero-touch Service Activation and Closed-loop Issue Resolution for Virtualized Business Services
6:10pm NFV-Based Performance Monitoring Platform for Third Network Expansion
6:20pm Layer 1 Multi-vendor LSO
6:30pm MEF17 LSO Hackathon update
6:45pm MEF17 PoC Award Announcement

MEF 2017 Award - Proof of Concept

A 2017 MEF Proof of Concept Award will be given to recognize the PoC demonstration that best showcases agile, assured and orchestrated services delivered across a global ecosystem of automated networks. A panel of judges will review the demonstrations and grade them on innovation, demonstration quality, and alignment with MEF’s work and vision.

Showcase Participants and Themes

Service on Demand: Global Virtual Inter-carrier Fabric Orchestrated by LSO APIs with Open-source Framework: Build flexible, software centric inter-carrier networks that can scale connectivity and cloud services on demand, enabled by open source framework. Such networks are orchestrated and connected by open API based platforms so that customers can benefit from elastic network services that meet application performance requirements to keep up with the ever-changing needs of their business.

This ecosystem represents a cross provider market place to create a frictionless experience with automation and self-service to offer network and cloud services.

AT&T

Orange

Colt

Amdocs

Ciena

Fujitsu

On-Demand Orchestration of Multi-Domain Services: A series of on-demand services built on software-driven orchestration architecture, which allows customers to request for quote, order, dynamically control, scale, and change network and cloud-based resources through an on-line portal to support their business needs in the Third Network era.

PCCW Global

Integrated SD-WAN and Ethernet Network with Virtual Firewall: Spectrum Enterprise will demonstrate how a Hybrid WAN service can be delivered by leveraging SD-WAN and Ethernet technologies enabling service providers to rapidly implement new networks or grow existing networks to meet client needs. The solution allows clients to take advantage of each technology as they design and build out their networks. Additionally, services like firewall, UTM, etc., can be added on to this network solution through service chaining.

Spectrum Enterprise

Nuage Nokia

Palo Alto Networks

LSO SOF Topology Engine: A key component in the implementation of any layered and abstracted network management solution is the implementation of a topology. Topology by itself is valuable in that it provides a verification of the graph representing the bearer plane of a service and corresponding network path or potential set of paths. Topology is the cornerstone for enabling fault isolation and root cause analysis. This POC demonstrates a LSO SOF layer Topology Engine.

CenturyLink

AT&T

Ericsson

Coriant

Infinera

Agile SD-WAN with complementary virtualized functions over Multi domains including CE over 4G/LTE with standardized LSO APIs for vendor interoperability: This PoC demonstrates real world implementations of agile service delivery and SD-WAN Managed Services as outlined in the recent MEF White Paper including SLA assurance, reliability and extended reach. It showcases how a leading service provider (Telia) enables these services over several Nordic countries with Kvantel as a local Partner in Norway. PoC brings together MEF LSO framework, CE 2.0 underlay, E-Access services, SD-WAN overlay services and next generation NIDs and uCPEs that service chain virtual network functions (VNFs), all automated and provisioned by advanced SDN controllers and Orchestrators that utilize multi-vendor LSO Presto and Legato API’s.

Telia Company

Kvantel

Nuage Nokia

OneAccess

RAD

Layer 1 Multi-vendor LSO: Windstream, Ciena, Infinera and Coriant will showcase Layer 1 multi-vendor LSO utilizing PCE via the Windstream commercial network. The business objective is to demonstrate Windstream’s leadership in deploying a widely available commercial offering that leverages SDN multi-vendor orchestration.

Windstream

Ciena

Infinera

Coriant

On-Demand Dynamic Bandwidth Scaling via LSO-compliant Platform and Continuous Performance Monitoring with NFV: Amartus and EXFO’s PoC demonstrates provisioning of an orchestrated MEF CE 2.0 service with assurance capabilities. The solution consists of Lifecycle Service Orchestration components integrated by Amartus and EXFO’s Virtual Test technology automatically deployed and configured as part of the service provisioning. It supports active assurance scenarios such as service SLA compliance testing or dynamic bandwidth shaping, by integrating EXFO’s Performance Assurance test suite within LSO-compliant engine, providing a fully orchestrated and closed-loop dynamic system.

Amartus

EXFO

NFV-Based Performance Monitoring Platform for Third Network Expansion: Showcase demonstration of a virtualized, NFV-based performance monitoring (NFV-PM) platform empowers operators to stitch together different networks as a means of providing service into new areas, when in the past access issues and equipment deployment times made such scenarios non-feasible.

Using new network overlay innovations that leverage standards-based service activation testing (SAT) and performance monitoring (PM) to reduce hardware and power requirements, the solution provides structure needed to support the LSO model, moving vendors and operators toward Third Network goals.

Accedian

TIM

Infinera MEF17 Software Defined Capacity Showcase: The Infinera MEF17 Software Defined Capacity showcase demonstrates flexible creation and automated delivery of the Third Network leveraging MEF 55 Lifecycle service orchestration with dynamic, on-demand software activation of optical capacity for Carrier Ethernet 2.0 services.

The showcase will demonstrate how operators can create new, on-demand MEF services to drive revenue growth. Our showcase also highlights the operational benefits of automated provisioning and multilayer optimization enabled by an open source SDN control platform integrated into a robust LSO environment. Technological innovations in multilayer path computation, API development and microservices-based architecture will be demonstrated.

Infinera

Analytics for Zero-Touch Service Activation and Closed-loop Issue Resolution for Virtualized Business Services: To realize the promise of NFV, Carrier Ethernet service providers must transform manual test and assurance processes into automated functions that seamlessly integrate with test systems and the virtual network. Spirent’s PoC showcase will demonstrate analytics for zero-touch service activation and closed-loop issue resolution in virtualized Carrier Ethernet networks. The demonstration will highlight how the analytics accelerate time-to-revenue, reduce operational costs and improve service quality.

Spirent

ADVA

No Fibre – No Problem!: Net2Edge will be demonstrating the world’s first 1G NID that delivers Carrier Ethernet over fibre and 4G/LTE. One of the demonstrations will focus on resilience – in the event of fibre failure, service can be maintained through use of the 4G/LTE radio.

Other applications include:

  • Dynamic bandwidth allocation providing supplementary bandwidth
  • Rapid path to revenue since service is not dependent on the delivery of fibre
  • Separation of data and management traffic

Net2Edge

 

 
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