The acquisition of Unitas Global by PacketFabric, both of which are owned by Digital Alpha, brings a wealth of synergies to the table. Recently, PacketFabric acquired RSTOR and Unitas Global acquired INAP. With these four companies now merged, PacketFabric can now offer a more complete, end-to-end solution for its customers.
One of the key drivers behind the acquisition was PacketFabric's goal to expand its reach to the edge of the network. Unitas Global has built a reputation for servicing the last mile with Nexus, a system that allows customers to easily purchase last-mile services from a variety of providers. This system is not only API driven and integrated into SPs’ pricing, but also has an intelligence factor that can determine the best way to get from point A to point B based on factors such as latency, price, resilience, and redundancy.
This acquisition allows PacketFabric to extend its network all the way to the edge and everywhere. Additionally, Unitas Global has been deploying fully programmable network interface devices (NIDs) on the customers’ premises, giving them control of the network from end to end. When combined with PacketFabric's cloud-based, intelligent auto-provisioning service, this opens up countless possibilities in terms of how they address connectivity needs in the market.
This acquisition puts PacketFabric into the largest topology, the largest customer base, the largest revenue base, the largest portfolio of any software-defined networking as a service provider, surpassing the competition, for example, Megaport.
Importance of NaaS
Network as a Service (NaaS) is a rapidly growing field that is poised to play an increasingly important role in the future of networking. At its core, NaaS is a service model that allows organizations to outsource the management and operation of their network infrastructure to a third-party provider. This can include everything from the physical infrastructure to the software and applications that run on it.
One of the biggest advantages of NaaS is that it allows organizations to focus on their core competencies, rather than being bogged down by the complexities of managing and maintaining a network infrastructure. This can lead to significant cost savings and increased efficiency, as the provider is responsible for keeping the network up-to-date and running smoothly. NaaS providers often have a wide range of expertise and resources at their disposal, which can be leveraged to support the customer's unique needs and requirements.
Another important aspect of NaaS is that it enables organizations to rapidly scale their networks as needed. This is particularly valuable for companies that are experiencing rapid growth or are in highly dynamic industries. With NaaS, companies can add or remove capacity as needed without having to make significant investments in new hardware or software.
As more companies move their operations to the cloud, NaaS will also become increasingly important. For example, cloud-based NaaS solutions allow organizations to easily connect to public cloud providers, such as AWS, Google or Azure, and create hybrid cloud environments that can support a wide range of use cases. This can be particularly useful for companies that need to store and process large amounts of data or those that are looking to create new, data-driven services.
In addition to these benefits, NaaS is also a key enabler of software-defined networking (SDN). These technologies allow for the creation of highly flexible and programmable networks that can be easily configured and managed through software. Organizations can quickly and easily adapt to changing business requirements and respond to new opportunities and threats in real time.
NaaS is a powerful and versatile technology that offers many benefits for organizations of all sizes and types. As the world becomes increasingly connected and digital, NaaS will play an important role in helping companies navigate the ever-changing landscape of network infrastructure and services.
PacketFabric NaaS Solution
PacketFabric is a provider of NaaS solutions, which allow organizations to outsource the management and operation of their network infrastructure to a third-party provider. PacketFabric's NaaS platform:
- Provides a fully programmable and automated network infrastructure that enables customers to rapidly scale their networks and connect to a variety of cloud and data center providers.
- Provide a web-based portal, SDN andnetwork vitalization technologies for easy to configure and manage the network through software.
- Claims to be the industry’s first multi-cloud network-as-a-service platform that enables organizations to create, manage, and optimize their network connections to cloud, data center, and SaaS providers in real time.
- Enables customers to leverage the network to enable a wide range of use cases, such as disaster recovery, data replication, inter-data center connectivity, and more.
- Targets a broad range of customers, such as medium and large enterprises, service providers, and government agencies, especially for the use-cases where a high-performance, secure, and flexible network is required.
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For more information about the merger go to PacketFabric and Unitas Global Announce Merger.