Standardized traffic signals allows for orderly transportation. Standardization in certain medical procedures allows for vaccinations to be developed, and exceedingly complex medical procedures to enjoy mass adoption. Standardization in manufacturing technologies allows for mass production. Without standardization in virtually every aspect of our lives, the world would be a very different place today.
Back in the early 1980’s when Ethernet was established as the standard for local area networks (LAN), it quickly enjoyed mass-adoption when the benefits were realized. As business applications outgrew its capabilities, Carrier Ethernet services were developed. In 2001, the Metro-Ethernet Forum (MEF) was formed to standardize Carrier Ethernet services that have enabled its widespread adoption throughout the Private and Public sectors, specifically those that require “always on, always connected” environments. The MEF’s certification programs (CE 1.0 and CE 2.0) also certifies Service Providers, and Hardware manufacturers, allowing them to operate with the highest levels of expertise. This simplifies business decisions for CEOs and CIOs who demand networks that support mission critical applications, with the highest levels of availability, backed by service level guarantees.
Companies like WireIE, which hold MEF CE 2.0 Certification – the most superior level of certification offered by the MEF – allows its Carrier and Channel partners to leverage its high-availability Carrier Ethernet services to reach under-served areas in Canada, truly changing the landscape of “off-net.” No longer are applications such as unified communications, tele-presence, business continuity, and strategic analytics reserved for well-connected metropolitan city-centers. Now, all industries can leverage these productivity-enhancing, cost-saving applications regardless of their location.
The world, as we know it, is changing once again!