Sparkle’s SD-WAN Solution Obtains MEF 3.0 Certification
MEF, the global industry association of more than 220 network, cloud, and technology providers working together to accelerate enterprise digital transformation, has awarded the MEF 3.0 certification to Sparkle's SD-WAN solution, attesting its compliance with "MEF 70 - SD-WAN Service Attributes and Services", the industry's first SD-WAN standard.
Sparkle’s managed SD-WAN solution leverages different features of market leading technologies to provide hybrid, secure and low-latency connections globally thanks to its global IP and fiber-optic backbone and worldwide presence as well as direct and secure access to major cloud providers.
Already adopted by several enterprises in the Food, Manufacturing, Fashion, Energy and Tourism sectors, Sparkle’s SD-WAN is suitable for both national and multinational companies requiring hybrid, flexible and optimized network solutions to cope with dynamic application scenarios and high bandwidth traffic flows across multiple sites and workplaces in full security.
“Blended by a suite of co-management capabilities, Sparkle’s multivendor SD-WAN is chosen today by enterprises who need top-notch application-aware, policy- driven and orchestrated connectivity between branches and to the cloud”, said Daniele Mancuso, Chief Product Management at Sparkle and Board Director at MEF. “This certification will further simplify the dialogue with customers and partners and instil confidence that our products and services conform to the industry’s first SD-WAN standard”.
Member and MEF certified company since 2011, Sparkle has been a contributor since the early years of Carrier Ethernet standardization and certification, and an active participant in the most challenging and innovative projects. Further to the MEF 3.0 SD-WAN, Sparkle has received several recognitions during the years: most recently, in 2021, it was one of the only three operators LSO Sonata-certified for automated ordering of CE Access E-Line services and was also endowed with MEF’s Business Impact Award for a Proof of Concept on Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) orchestrated by Lean NFV.
MEF is a global industry association of network, cloud, and technology providers working together to accelerate enterprise digital transformation through a better-together ecosystem. MEF delivers service standards, LSO frameworks and APIs, and training and certification programs for services, technologies, APIs, and professionals. The MEF 3.0 Framework enables automated delivery of standardized Carrier Ethernet, IP, Optical Transport, SD-WAN, SASE, and other services across multiple provider networks.
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