Rethinking NaaS as a journey to openness and automation

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NaaS can feel like an abstract concept, and misconceptions abound about what it is and what's possible. Blue Planet’s Kailem Anderson explains that NaaS has measurable and quantifiable benefits that are achievable today.

What is Network as a Service (NaaS)? It’s a simple enough question, but there is a lot of confusion in the marketplace about the answer.

Some common misconceptions or myths about NaaS are that it is just a new way for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to sell virtualized services to enterprises, that its only about operations support system transformation through open and programmable APIs, or that it means the same thing as software-defined networking (SDN).

Perhaps the biggest misconception, however, is that NaaS isn’t real – that it is a futuristic goal. While NaaS is, indeed, a ‘future state’ vision for CSPs, they can and are using it in production environments today.

I like to think of NaaS as an evolutionary journey toward a network, operations and business architecture that is open, agile and automated. Successful completion of this journey will result in digital transformation that allows CSPs to take back control of their networks, save on operational costs, increase innovation, accelerate time to market, and improve customer experience.

Read the complete Blue Planet blog to gain a new perspective on Network as a Service (NaaS) and the measurable, quantifiable benefits NaaS is driving for service providers today.

This content is sponsored by Blue Planet.