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Aruba Launches a NaaS Model for IT Organisations to Innovate at the Rapid Pace of Mobile and IoT

Friday, September 16, 2016

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SUNNYVALE, CA: Aruba, a provider of networking solutions, announces a Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) model to provide more options to their customers for obtaining and supporting their network infrastructure. The latest software with Mobile First Platform enables IT organisations to quickly respond to new requirements as they emerge, minimize capital expenditures, and maintain a competitive edge.

The Aruba Mobile First Platform is a software layer that turns connectivity into an enhanced experience for mobile users and actionable insights for business and IT. 

The Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) market comprised of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and cloud-managed WLAN are expected to rise in the forecast period 2016-2018. An IDC report finds the global enterprise SDN market to grow to $8.7 billion and the global cloud-managed WLAN market to reach $2.5 billion during the forecast period. The increasing numbers are encouraging the organisations to minimise workload on IT staff and shift spend from large capital to predictable operational expenses.   

Advantages of NaaS

The NaaS model helps the organisation to utilize technology and resources in a better way allowing them to focus on business priorities.  They can minimize the capital expenditures to simplify the budget process and better predict and manage network acquisition, administration, and operational costs. The software also allows organisations to add new services like BYOD, IoT, security, location-based services and proactive management.

“The cloud paradigm has driven an expectation of being able to buy technology as a service on an as-needed basis,” says Peter Cellarius, Vice President, Business and Corporate Development, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. “Network-as-a-Service addresses this market shift with a fundamentally new way to acquire and consume communications services. Starting with an initial group of alliances today, we will be expanding our breadth of subscription offerings to make them available to an increasingly broad base of customers.”

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