The Benefits of Data Center Network Flexibility with NaaSJuly 19, 2018
Enterprises are well aware of the benefits of a Tier 3 data center as part of a secure and agile hybrid and multicloud strategy that ensures uptime, flexibility, and cost containment. But today, as more enterprises are seeing the need for diverse cloud connectivity to meet application access demands, network as a service (NaaS) is playing a part in expanding that scope.
There are a number of benefits that come from (NaaS), but chief among them is its ability to provide enterprises with the means for on-demand provisioning and management of the network. This drives efficient expansion, management and cost containment by providing variable network connectivity to adapt to network load requirements. This level of network flexibility as part of a cloud strategy makes it easier for businesses to add and reconfigure resources quickly and meet fluctuating network transport needs based on real-time utilization.
Data centers like Telehouse New York that partner with NaaS providers can deliver connectivity options into an SD-WAN framework that is managed by the service provider. By enabling network management and provisioning via a web interface, enterprises can lower the growing costs of management and configuration hardware through the service provider’s SD-WAN software.
These services add a great deal of value to enterprises that require Tier 3 data center services.
The variable network connectivity for both the cloud access and cloud backbone networks of NaaS becomes equally important to the power redundancy and added security benefits of Tier 3 data center specifications. According to the 2018 TechTarget IT Priorities survey where 42% of respondents are using cloud-based SaaS offerings, streamlined network management and monitoring have become a priority.
The ability to partner with a Tier 3 data center that can enable true connectivity flexibility via a cloud access network that enables workload bursting and balancing via NaaS helps keep costs in hand while enabling organizations to tailor network and workloads for peak efficiency and performance.
As a result, in-house data centers can be seamlessly connected to collocation or managed services facilities and to on-demand cloud data centers for a multi-site, hybrid data center model. This model supports a multicloud applications and services approach that caters to full mobility and orchestration of workloads in the most efficient data center colocation that also boast tier 3 data center specifications.
The flexibility to respond to user demands in real time for high-performance applications and rich media content on any device is just as important as meeting the Tier 3 data center specifications that ensure uptime and security. It’s all about finding carrier neutral data center patterns that can provide access to rapid deployment of IT services and applications to support business needs as well as efficient network scalability options to accommodate capacity needs.
With enterprise networks relying on multiple cloud providers for mobile connectivity, IoT, big data and analytics, a centralized view of network applications and performance monitoring is essential for security and agility. The NaaS model brings agile network management, control, and policies with technologies such as SDN and SD-WAN via a subscription or a “pay as you go” service mode to meet changing network demands.
Just as the costs of building and managing a Tier 3 or Tier 4 datacenter in-house is time and cost prohibitive, the same goes for the expanding network management needs of the digital enterprise. The acquisition flexibility of the NaaS model makes it easy for companies to add and allocate network resources on-demand to respond rapidly and securely to evolving needs.
Numerous enterprises across New York and New Jersey are taking advantage of this option via the two Telehouse New York data centers that provide internet exchange services and its multi-cloud connectivity exchange known as Telehouse Cloud Interconnect. The addition of the NaaS option to these two data centers not only delivers significant cost advantages, it also enhances network scalability, elasticity, simplicity, and security to meet enterprise network growth and innovation.