The Virtual Edge solution offers service providers a profitable
new managed networking service aimed at distributed SMB and enterprise
The Virtual Edge is a turn-key solution that enables service providers to present their distributed SMB and enterprise remote office customers with:
• Low cost, secure and reliable network connectivity
• A fully-managed service that requires no local expertise or onsite IT resource
• On-demand response to service requests for network configuration moves, adds, changes
• Future proof for service extensibility for a wide range of business services including 4G WAN backup, security, Unified Threat Management, WAN optimization, session border control and voice services
With Netsocket’s Virtual Edge solution, MSPs can now offer small offices the same large enterprise-capable routing functions and other IT services without the need for labor intensive certified engineers and costly truck-rolls associated with conventional network deployments. By utilizing the Virtual Edge solution over conventional networking hardware, operational expenses incurred for networking components alone are reduced by up to 80 percent. “SMB’s pay 2X over enterprises for network services, which makes them the prime candidate that is going to drive cloud-based managed services and NFV at the edge,” said
Powered by the Netsocket Virtual Network (NVN), the company’s SDN framework for network virtualization and advanced orchestration, the Virtual Edge solution is a fully automated, centrally managed virtual network that enables service providers to deliver managed network services to its business customers -- without the need to travel to a customer site to install, deploy, update or manage the customer’s network. This is enabled by the solution’s centralized cloud-based network orchestration capabilities combined with virtual networking software hosted on the low-profile and cost-effective standard x86-based MicroCloud Server at the site. The MicroCloud component of NVN ostensibly replaces the traditional costly router, server and Layer 3 switch that would normally be required. The MicroCloud Server is shipped to the customer site and requires the user to plug-in one cable to unleash full virtual network functionality within minutes. “Utilizing the NVN web-based GUI, I’ve been able to make adds and changes to the network within mere minutes,” said
Specifically optimized for MSPs who service enterprise and SMB LAN/WAN edge deployments, the Virtual Edge solution enables service providers to efficiently and cost-effectively deliver managed edge routing, switching, firewall, and tunneling capabilities to distributed environments. Additionally, because of NVN’s open ecosystem design, the MSP can deploy additional multi-vendor solutions to the same MicroCloud Server, with all services automatically interconnected via NVN’s powerful orchestration capabilities. All services run at the site on a standard x86-based MicroCloud Server and can be designed, deployed and managed by the MSP service desk using an intuitive centralized multi-tenant management system.
“Managed Service Providers must find a way to provide affordable network services to smaller business customers and at a profit,” stated
Netsocket’s Virtual Edge solution is available today.
Netsocket is a technology leader in virtualized, software-defined networking. The company’s flagship Netsocket Virtual Network (NVN) fulfills the promise of SDN today with powerful, robust automation applications running on a completely virtualized network infrastructure. NVN differs from current SDN offerings in that it is optimized to provide a Virtual Edge network for distributed enterprise branch offices/small to medium-sized businesses and the Service Providers who serve them. NVN delivers a new framework for network virtualization and advanced automation that transforms the network into a highly responsive business asset. To discover how Netsocket can virtualize your world, visit www.netsocket.com.