The Network as a Service Journey for Government: Part One of a Three-Part Podcast Series

Network as a Service (NaaS) makes government networks more agile and adaptable to changing circumstances at speed. In order to bring NaaS to life for government, there is a four-step process, which is mapped out in this new three-part podcast series.

In the first stage of an agency’s transformation journey with NaaS, the networks are centralized and on-premises with rigid and physical resource-intensive networks. At step one in the transformation, the goal is to reduce the strain on IT staff and amplify IT management. This will help the network to perform efficiently and securely. Next, the agency will begin to progress towards greater visibility and automation.

In the first installment of this Government Technology Insider podcast series, Brett Barganz, Product Manager at Verizon, and Scott Andersen, Distinguished Solution Architect Verizon, discuss how agencies can go from step one to step two in their NaaS journeys.

Step one in the NaaS journey is what we call ‘basic network,’ and step two is ‘efficient network,’” said Barganz. “When it comes to physical networks, they require multiple devices, firewalls, switches and routers, and updates. These are all challenges that NaaS can help to overcome. For example, Virtualizing many functions and put them in one location, and software-defined networking also allows devices to be centrally managed. This all opens things up to more visibility and automation.”

Listen to the full podcast below:

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