Network as a Service: Understanding the Cloud Consumption Model in Networking

Tuesday, July 16, 2024
11 a.m. Pacific | 2 p.m. Eastern

Network as a service (NaaS) is a loosely defined term that describes networking solutions delivered via a cloud-like service model, through which enterprises can shift networking from CapEx to OpEx spending and outsource aspects of network operations to an external provider. The appeal of NaaS is understandable given that only 32% of enterprises have sufficient network engineering talent to meet their requirements. However, industry consensus on the definition of NaaS has remained elusive, given that vendors and service providers market a variety of different types of networks under the NaaS banner, from campus networking to cloud interconnectivity.

Based on a survey of 250 enterprise stakeholders, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) has published new research that helps IT buyers navigate the NaaS market. The report, “Network as a Service: Understanding the Cloud Consumption Model in Network,” defines NaaS from the buyer’s point of view, identifies what they should expect from a NaaS solution, and how best to engage with providers. 

Join EMA VP of Research Shamus McGillicuddy for a webinar that highlights key findings from this report including:

  • Why enterprises believe managed security services are an essential component of NaaS
  • How NaaS can help enterprise mitigate the impact of network engineering skills gaps and talent shortages
  • What benefits buyers expect from NaaS offerings
  • What roadblocks buyers may encounter as they engage with NaaS solutions


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Shamus McGillicuddy

Shamus McGillicuddy
VP of Research, Network Management EMA