MEF17, network slicing and new recruit Nathan Sowatskey, VP Engineering

MEF17 was an excellent opportunity for Zeetta Networks to showcase its leading expertise in the world of SDN, virtualization and network slicing with its leading edge NetOS® technology. Now with new recruit VP of Engineering Nathan Sowatskey on board, Zeetta Networks is set to play a key role in advancing progress in these areas, particularly in working with the MEF to expand the MEF LSO architecture to encompass network slicing, and to help drive certification of network slice services.

MEF17 took place over three days in November, in Orlando, to advance the MEF 3.0 Transformational Global Services Framework for network connectivity and cloud services, providing a global platform for leaders in the industry to connect with customers and partners. The MEF, formerly the Metro Ethernet Forum, are key industry drivers, shaping ideas and solutions via their Lifecycle Services Orchestration (LSO) architecture which provides key technical blue prints.

Adding Nathan to Zeetta Networks leadership team further enhances Zeetta Networks ability to drive conversations in the MEF, especially around network slicing, helping to define what network slicing is, and create a certifiable common definition with proven use cases.

Nathan comments:

“I joined Zeetta Networks to continue to develop the company’s leadership in the industry. For example our high level of expertise in automated on demand network slice provisioning across multiple transport technologies, particularly optical. We have a lot to offer, and we are happy to contribute to the wider community to advance definitions in this area.”

This year, Zeetta Networks exhibited a Transport API (TAPI) implementation of partner Bristol is Open’s real production networks in a global hackathon with the NetOS® platform.

In the evolving market for 5G services, MEF provides a blueprint that helps illustrate how a system like the NetOS® platform lets Zeetta Networks add value for partners and customers.

Nathan comments:

“We are grateful to MEF for this enabling framework, and the hackathon efforts. It gives us an opportunity to connect and engage at all levels, from developers through to system architects and the businesses that they represent.”

Find out more here about how Zeetta Networks is currently advancing the real-world deployment of SDN technology for smart venues and cities, and read more about Nathan Sowatskey’s background and experience here.