Cisco CloudCenter: Get the Hybrid IT Advantage

Metro Ethernet Forum

Definition - What does Metro Ethernet Forum mean?

The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) is a nonprofit organization that seeks to accelerate the use of carrier class Ethernet networks and services worldwide. It is made up of leading service providers, local exchange carriers, test equipment vendors, network equipment vendors and other networking companies that share an interest in the organization's goal.

The Metro Ethernet Forum was formed in 2001. The forum makes recommendations to existing standards bodies and also makes its own specifications.

Techopedia explains Metro Ethernet Forum

The Ethernet First Mile Alliance (EFMA), another nonprofit international industry consortium established in 2001, also promoted standards-based Ethernet in first-mile technologies and products, and positioned Ethernet as the key networking technology for network access. With the introduction of IEEE standard 802.3ah in 2005, EFMA became an integral part of MEF.

The Metro Ethernet Forum creates white papers that provide a comprehensive technical overview of Ethernet services. These papers help those who use and buy Ethernet services to understand the types of services available.

Share this:

Connect with us

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems:
Learn the benefits and limitations of the 3 generations of IT infrastructure – siloed, converged and hyperconverged – and discover how the 4th...
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization:
Businesses today aspire to achieve a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) to enhance business agility and reduce operational complexity. However, the...
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.