Thursday, October 8, 2020

Networking for Nerds: NFV versus NaaS

Virtual network services are fast and easy to use. By enabling deployment of networking virtually on industry standard hardware or cloud platforms, businesses save on CAPEX by using a more cost-efficient OPEX financial model. The choices of network virtualization have grown in recent years, especially with the variety of cloud and *-as-a-service offerings. The two network virtualization services operating models that we’ll be comparing here are Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) and Network Edge from Equinix. NaaS provides shared access to virtual networking capabilities and/or security for multiple companies as a usage-based service from a third-party provider without users needing to select components,…

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