SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 19, 2017 – Silver Peak, the global leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions, today announced that it has formally joined MEF. As a new and active member of MEF, Silver Peak will collaborate in uniting industry efforts to enable a growing community of service providers, now some 130+ strong, to orchestrate on-demand managed services across multiple providers and multiple technology domains, including the rapidly expanding market for managed SD-WAN services.
“We’re honored to join MEF and look forward to actively collaborating to advance our industry toward new Third Network implementations that will enable service providers to quickly identify and deploy new managed service offerings, both in and out of region,” said Nav Chander, senior director service provider marketing, Silver Peak. “We firmly believe that managed SD-WAN services, particularly the ability to deliver tiered services, represents an enormous opportunity for services providers to drive new sources of revenue, growth and profitability.”
“MEF is pleased to welcome SD-WAN pioneer Silver Peak into our vibrant global community focused on delivering communications services optimized for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world,” said Kevin Vachon, COO, MEF. “Orchestration of managed SD-WAN services is a key component of MEF’s strategic work as we strive to create a global ecosystem of automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks that support on-demand services with user and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities.”
An industry association of 210+ member companies, MEF is enabling service providers to create a global ecosystem of networks that deliver agile, assured, and orchestrated services for the digital economy and hyper-connected world. These services provide an on-demand, cloud-centric experience with user and application-directed control over network resources and service capabilities. They are delivered over automated, virtualized, and interconnected networks powered by LSO (Lifecycle Service Orchestration), SDN, and NFV. MEF produces globally adopted service specifications, LSO frameworks, open LSO APIs, reference implementations, and certification programs. MEF currently is developing open LSO APIs for orchestrating standardized wavelength, Carrier Ethernet, IP, SD-WAN, and Layer 4-7 services across multiple provider networks. For more information: https://mef.net/.