Fujitsu Meets MEF Service Standard with SD-WAN-as-a-Service Release

August 07, 2019

By Maurice Nagle, Web Editor

Back in May, the MEF unveiled an SD-WAN Service Attributes and Services Standard, offering the industry a baseline framework for this transformational technology.  A major topic of discussion for some time in the space, the MEF (News - Alert) is introducing a new day for vendors.

Fujitsu announced today that its SD-WAN-as-a-Service solution is in compliance with the new NEF 70 SD-WAN service standard. The turnkey solution promises a pocket-friendly pay as you go subscription based model and the provider, and Fujitsu (News - Alert) will be providing a webinar series to educate and drive adoption.

“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 (News - Alert), 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 is the chosen solution for firms of all shapes and sizes turning to the cloud. Not only is SD-WAN supporting more rapid deployments, it is also offering peace of mind to those operating in a multi-cloud environment. MSPs are in a unique position to prosper on the prospect of digital transformation.

“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 (News - Alert). “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.”

What’s in your WAN?

The newly minted standard and many other topics driving industry dialogue will take center stage at the upcoming SD-WAN Expo. Join Fujitsu and other industry leaders at the event.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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