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Virtualized Networks: a Game-Changing Opportunity for MSPs and SMBs

By Tricia Hosek on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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According to ACG Research, the SDN-enabled hardware space will exceed $707 million this year and reach $13.3 billion in 2018. Meanwhile, the market for SDN software in managed service provider (MSP) networks will be valued at $2.3 billion by 2018.

Virtualized networks have the potential to deliver benefits beyond the expected and to provide previously unavailable opportunities, especially for MSPs and their small to medium business (SMB) customers. MSPs have found it a challenge to provide SMBs with IT services that would suit their limited budgets without reducing their own profitability. But, with virtualized networks, there is the opportunity for MSPs and their SMB customers to obtain significant operational savings and reap tremendous benefits.

In a March 18th Redmond Channel Partner Webinar titled, “Virtualizing the Network Edge – A Virtual World of New Opportunities and Profitability,” Netsocket’s director of product management, Dave Corley, will discuss those benefits in detail.

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Empowering MSPs to Deliver Virtualized Edge Networking Services

By Tricia Hosek on Monday, March 10, 2014

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While the adoption of virtualization technology related to application hosting and service delivery has continued to increase at break-neck speed, virtualization of the networking infrastructure (routing, firewall, switching) has remained inert, having changed little over the last two decades. It is the inability of legacy networking components to take advantage of virtualization technology that is hindering the ability of Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to convey to their customers faster, more frequent new service delivery and significant cost savings, particularly in a network edge deployment.

Analysts predict that network edge virtualization in concert with Software-defined Networking (SDN) technology is inevitable, and that it will completely replace purpose-built applications and legacy systems at the edge. We agree and have co-written a white paper, along with Intel®, on how a virtual edge solution, specifically optimized for MSPs who service enterprise and SMB LAN/WAN edge deployments, can enable them to efficiently and cost-effectively deliver managed edge routing and other services to distributed environments.

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The Benefits of Virtual Edge Networks to MSPs and SMBs

By Tricia Hosek on Tuesday, March 04, 2014

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As the momentum around any new major networking technology builds, it is often the case that many managed service providers (MSPs) cannot justify offering enterprise-class networking services to their small to medium business customers (SMBs) until costs come down significantly.  Contrary to this trend, we feel the sweet spot for virtual edge networking solutions lies in those environments where service providers can efficiently and cost-effectively deliver the same large enterprise-capable routing functions and other IT services to SMBs without the need for labor intensive certified engineers and costly truck-rolls associated with conventional network deployments. 

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Virtualized Networks: a Game-Changing Opportunity for MSPs and SMBs

By Tricia Hosek on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

According to ACG Research, the SDN-enabled hardware space will exceed $707 million this year and reach $13.3 billion in 2018. Meanwhile, the market for SDN software in managed service provider (MSP) networks will be valued at $2.3 billion by 2018.

Virtualized networks have the potential to deliver benefits beyond the expected and to provide previously unavailable opportunities, especially for MSPs and their small to medium business (SMB) customers. MSPs have found it a challenge to provide SMBs with IT services that would suit their limited budgets without reducing their own profitability. But, with virtualized networks, there is the opportunity for MSPs and their SMB customers to obtain significant operational savings and reap tremendous benefits.

In a March 18th Redmond Channel Partner Webinar titled, “Virtualizing the Network Edge – A Virtual World of New Opportunities and Profitability,” Netsocket’s director of product management, Dave Corley, will discuss those benefits in detail.

Read more»

Empowering MSPs to Deliver Virtualized Edge Networking Services

By Tricia Hosek on Monday, March 10, 2014

Tags: , , , , , , ,

While the adoption of virtualization technology related to application hosting and service delivery has continued to increase at break-neck speed, virtualization of the networking infrastructure (routing, firewall, switching) has remained inert, having changed little over the last two decades. It is the inability of legacy networking components to take advantage of virtualization technology that is hindering the ability of Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to convey to their customers faster, more frequent new service delivery and significant cost savings, particularly in a network edge deployment.

Analysts predict that network edge virtualization in concert with Software-defined Networking (SDN) technology is inevitable, and that it will completely replace purpose-built applications and legacy systems at the edge. We agree and have co-written a white paper, along with Intel®, on how a virtual edge solution, specifically optimized for MSPs who service enterprise and SMB LAN/WAN edge deployments, can enable them to efficiently and cost-effectively deliver managed edge routing and other services to distributed environments.

Read more»

The Benefits of Virtual Edge Networks to MSPs and SMBs

By Tricia Hosek on Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

As the momentum around any new major networking technology builds, it is often the case that many managed service providers (MSPs) cannot justify offering enterprise-class networking services to their small to medium business customers (SMBs) until costs come down significantly.  Contrary to this trend, we feel the sweet spot for virtual edge networking solutions lies in those environments where service providers can efficiently and cost-effectively deliver the same large enterprise-capable routing functions and other IT services to SMBs without the need for labor intensive certified engineers and costly truck-rolls associated with conventional network deployments. 

Read more»