Benefits of Network as a Service (NaaS)
By Joe Garzaniti
Network as a Service (NaaS) is a cloud model allowing users to easily operate the network without owning, building, or maintaining their own infrastructure. As the complexity of network architecture increases due to growing communication demands and the shift to multicloud, just how can NaaS deliver network agility in the face of lightning paced innovation?
NaaS reduces many IT costs across infrastructure, hardware, software, operations and maintenance, dynamically adding capacity as demands increase. NaaS providers offer term-based subscription with usage billing and multiple payment options to support various consumption requirements for predictable budgeting.
NaaS customers can detect and even predict network issues early on by performing proactive monitoring and preventative maintenance. Software tools can generate alerts when a particular site is exhibiting abnormally high latency for immediate response.
NaaS results in tighter integration between the network and the network security. NaaS solutions provide on-premise and cloud-based security, accelerating transition to a secure access service edge (SASE) architecture where and when it’s needed.
Typically, NaaS provides benefits such as better voice quality, more efficient call routing, and improved network management. The right NaaS partner will help you optimize your network streams, ensuring that your data is getting to the cloud correctly.
NaaS enables the continuous delivery of new fixes, features and capabilities and automates multiple processes such as onboarding new users. NaaS customers simply purchase more capacity instead of purchasing, deploying, configuring, and securing additional hardware. This means they can scale up or down quickly as needs change.