Alcadis and TP-Link are launching a Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) service based on the TP-Link Omada SDN Platform. This enables resellers to offer their customers a complete managed network environment.

The service should offer resellers’ end customers more peace of mind when it comes to network management. For a fixed monthly fee, the network management tasks of end customers are carried out by their regular IT supplier instead of them having to deal with it themselves.

According to the organizations, these end customers can save costs through pay-per-use, realize a shift from investments to periodic recurring costs, gain more flexibility and scalability, and have higher availability and better disaster recovery. They also do not need to invest in specialized personnel.

Benefits for resellers

Through the NaaS, Alcadis and TP-Link provide resellers with a complete range of network services. These services can be adapted to the specific needs of the resellers. Components of the service include a network environment designed by Alcadis and TP-Link, low costs for implementation, management and maintenance, a ten-year warranty on TP-Link’s products, logistical support from Alcadis in replacing broken parts, and various technology updates.

TP-Link’s Omada SDN Platform

The basis of the NaaS is TP-Link’s cloud-based Omada SDN Platform. Among other things, this platform provides a centralized management tool via a SDN controller. This allows all components within the network environment to be managed, including remotely. The only prerequisites are Internet connectivity and a structured cabling system.