Epsilon, a privately owned global communications service provider, achieved MEF Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 certification for its point-to-point Ethernet services that are available on demand. CE 2.0 certification confirms that Epsilon is able to deliver carrier-class Ethernet with standardised interconnection, manageability and multiple classes of service.
Epsilon's Ethernet services are supported by a hyper-scalable next generation terabit optical global backbone network, which incorporates its own unique on demand networking technology. Users benefit from web-based click-to-connect procurement to global destinations and are able to rapidly scale up or down services with true agility.
"On demand Ethernet is the foundation for connecting the cloud and offering our customers unique flexibility and agility. CE 2.0 certification further solidifies our position in the Carrier Ethernet market and demonstrates our commitment to innovating while also ensuring interoperability. We have been able to combine carrier-class Ethernet with an on demand model that gives customer's rapid access to high performance networking," said Jerzy Szlosarek, CEO at Epsilon.
With 210+ member companies – including 130 service providers – MEF is the defining force enabling Carrier Ethernet and "Third Network" services for the digital economy and the hyper-connected world. MEF's CE 2.0 certification is the globally recognized gold standard for connectivity services and the foundation for the development of new and innovative services.
"CE 2.0 certification was developed to support the growth of Carrier Ethernet globally. As players like Epsilon innovate with new Ethernet services, we are pleased to be providing a recognised framework that has been adopted by operators all over the world. Industry alignment on creating CE 2.0-based connectivity fabrics helps accelerate the transition to more agile, assured, and orchestrated services powered by Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO), software-defined networking(SDN),and network function virtualisation technologies (NFV)," said Nan Chen, President, MEF.
On demand Ethernet is fundamental to Epsilon's Cloud Link Exchange (CloudLX) cloud connectivity platform. CloudLX enables service providers to rapidly connect their customers to world leading Cloud Service Providers like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform from a web-based portal. It eliminates the complexity of procuring, managing, maintaining and operating network infrastructure with on demand Ethernet connectivity.
"From a technology and services perspective we are trying to push Ethernet into new places while ensuring the design, quality and performance of our Carrier Ethernet services," said Ibrahim Djafer, Lead Network Architect at Epsilon. "We see Ethernet as the foundation for new models of service delivery like our web portal and API based applications. MEF certification confirms our place in the market and supports our vision for fast, agile and innovative Ethernet services."