ONUG Collaborative Project Update: NaaS

Spring 2024

With network equipment vendors and communications service providers hyping solutions for Network-as-a-Service, 2024 is shaping up to be “The Year Of NaaS”. However, the proliferation of NaaS offerings presents enterprise networking decision-makers with a bewildering set of options for their company’s NaaS journey. Where do they start and what is their final destination?

Continuing the work begun by the Network Cloud Working Group in 2023, the ONUG Collaborative NaaS project is focused on helping large enterprises understand how and when to adopt NaaS solutions that will satisfy their business needs now and in the future. The project team has identified a small number of canonical use cases for Naas adoption, that differ by characteristics such as network topology, performance and scalability, agility and flexibility, application traffic flows, security policies and consumption models. Collectively, these represent a significant percentage of typical enterprise NaaS use cases.

Attend this session to learn how the ONUG Collaborative is helping enterprise IT professionals understand how to adopt NaaS by evaluating and prioritizing enterprise requirements for each canonical use case, and which requirements are relevant for their company’s networking needs. Project team leads will discuss 2024 project goals, including actionable outcomes and deliverables for enterprise IT professionals.

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