Originally posted to TelecomNewsroom,
Network operators today are face a great deal of pressure to deliver on demand, SLA-backed, self-service offerings over interconnected data communications networks. To accomplish this, many are turning to a cutting-edge solution, which MEF, the global defining body for Carrier Ethernet (CE), refers to as the “Third Network.”
So what exactly is the Third Network?
The Third Network is a framework built on Network as a Service principles that combine the security assurance of CE 2.0 with the on-demand availability and agility of the Internet. The Third Network can enable a high level of network control for network connectivity services and emerging SDN and NFV solutions, as well as cloud-centric applications. It can also enable virtual and physical endpoints to connect to virtual network functions and virtual machines.
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