The “as a service” business model, in which third-party consulting firms provide IT services to customers on a subscription basis, has been nothing short of a revolution. In particular, network as a service (NaaS) has saved many companies from having to build their own networking infrastructure in-house. Configuring and operating devices such as routers, WAN optimizers, and firewalls is no easy task even for IT experts.
Maybe your in-house IT staff is overworked, or perhaps you simply don’t have the expertise necessary to build a robust network infrastructure. Whatever the reason may be, a growing number of businesses have chosen to outsource much of the heavy lifting to a network services company. Although there are many network services providers out there, not all of them are the right fit for your business. However, just because you’re not an IT company doesn’t mean that you aren’t able to evaluate potential IT partners. Below, we’ll discuss the six most important traits that you should look for in a network services company.
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What Are Managed Services? Managed services are the IT operations, functions, and processes that an organization chooses to outsource to a third-party external managed services provider (MSP). The organization signs a contract with the MSP known as the service level agreement (SLA) that outlines the MSP’s roles and responsibilities when monitoring and managing your IT services.
A managed network is a type of communication network that is built, operated, secured and managed by a third-party service provider.
What is Network as a Service? Network as a service (NaaS) is a business model for delivering enterprise-wide area network services virtually on a subscription basis. NaaS involves the optimization of resource allocations by considering network and computing resources as a unified whole.
Network security services are designed to protect the usability and integrity of your network and data. This includes both hardware and software technologies.
Network management services provide complete support for the management and support processes for Local Area Networks (LAN) and Wide Area Networks (WAN). Services are provided either on-site or remotely
What are IT Network Services? IT network services are designed to facilitate a networks operation. It typically is provided by a server (which can be running one or more services), based on network protocols running at the application layer in the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model of the network.