Network Management as a Service (NMaaS) provides a portfolio of network management applications run on a per-user, secured network monitoring infrastructure.
GÉANT’s NMaaS service includes three aspects: providing, managing and maintaining the infrastructure of the NMaaS service portal, platform and selected tools, supporting users in using the system, and the selected tools for monitoring their networks via NMaaS, as well as supporting users that contribute their software to NMaaS system.
NMaaS users are organisations that do not want to own NMS infrastructure themselves and/or want to outsource network management, as well as organisations and/or individuals that are searching for quality network management software or who want to share their software within the community. NMaaS provides multiple benefits, as a system, an application marketplace, and as a service.
NMaaS simplifies domain network management by providing the infrastructure and tools via a cloud-based, multi-tenant and secure network management system. It enables the deployment of network management tools, as well as management and monitoring of client networks, although NMaaS does not monitor and manage the network by itself.
The selection of tools that is and/or can be made available to users is not limited to network management tools and can be easily extended. With NMaaS, users do not have to bear the ownership costs and risks related to maintenance and control of the network management infrastructure.
Using a multi-tenant approach, each NREN or Institution has private access to their network and services from a highly available cloud based platform