New Standard Will Help Facilitate Global Market Adoption of SD-WAN Services
Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. announced that its SD-WAN-as-a-Service (SD-WANaaS) offering complies with the recently published MEF SD-WAN Service Attributes and Services standard (MEF 70). The full-featured, managed SD-WAN service from Fujitsu provides all the capabilities described in the MEF 70 standard, delivering a turnkey SD-WAN solution with no upfront costs and simplified service delivery using a pay-as-you-go subscription-based model.
“We designed our SD-WAN-as-a-Service to comply with the MEF 70 standard, which Fujitsu co-developed, leveraging our expertise in designing, deploying and operating software-defined, OTT virtual network services”
MEF 70 is the industry’s first SD-WAN service standard that defines the fundamental capabilities, terminology, architectural constructs, and application classification criteria for application-aware, policy-driven, over-the-top (OTT) virtual network services. As an incubator of MEF’s SD-WAN work and an SD-WAN service provider, Fujitsu made significant contributions to the new MEF 70 SD-WAN service standard to ensure that it addresses practical, real-world customer requirements and use cases.
As applications increasingly migrate to multiple clouds and virtual private clouds, enterprises and government agencies are turning to SD-WAN as a critical digital service that enables and accelerates their multi-cloud deployments. Communication service providers (CSPs), managed service providers (MSPs), digital service provider (DSPs) and broadband providers are realizing the transformative nature of SD-WAN to facilitate their customers’ digital transformation while creating new revenue streams.
Resellers and subscribers can rest assured that Fujitsu SD-WANaaS conforms with the MEF 70 standard, supporting the SD-WAN user network interface (UNI), physical SD-WAN Edges and virtual SD-WAN Edges in private and virtual private clouds, tunnel virtual connections (TVC), application classification and policy criteria requirements.
“We designed our SD-WAN-as-a-Service to comply with the MEF 70 standard, which Fujitsu co-developed, leveraging our expertise in designing, deploying and operating software-defined, OTT virtual network services,” said Ralph Santitoro, head of SDN/NFV/SD-WAN Services at Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. “We anticipate the new MEF SD-WAN service standard will accelerate adoption of this transformational technology by eliminating market confusion and defining a service that can operate over any type of underlay network from any service provider.”
“SD-WAN service standardization enables industry players throughout the ecosystem to use commonly understood terminology when buying, selling, deploying and delivering SD-WAN services,” said Roopa Honnachari, Industry Director, Information and Communications Technologies at Frost & Sullivan. “With the help of MEF member companies like Fujitsu, the MEF 70 standard and subsequent MEF SD-WAN standardization work will accelerate SD-WAN market adoption.”