What's in the Standard?The standard describes requirements for an application-aware, over-the-top WAN connectivity service that uses policies to determine how application flows are directed over multiple underlay networks irrespective of the underlay technologies or service providers who deliver them.
We cover key concepts and definitions like an SD-WAN UNI, the SD-WAN Edge, SD-WAN Tunnel Virtual Connections, and Underlay Connectivity Services. We also define service attributes that describe the externally visible behavior of an SD-WAN service as experienced by the subscriber as well as the rules and policies associated with how traffic is handled. Check out the document for this and more.
What's Not in the Standard?
Just to clarify, MEF is not creating SD-WAN protocols for vendor equipment interoperability standards. We are focused on defining a SD-WAN service with its attributes and policies.
What's Next for Standardization?
The next phase of standardization - MEF 70.1 - will cover things like complex service attributes related to application business importance and prioritization, underlay network characteristics, and connectivity to private/public cloud services.
Also, stay tuned for more on MEF 3.0 SD-WAN certification.