netsapiens has introduced SNAPaccel, its managed unified communications (UC) infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solution. The managed business services solution is intended to make it easier for service providers to deploy the company's UC solution or migrate it from an on-premises deployment to the company's cloud-native architecture.
“For many smaller and mid-sized service providers and their IT teams, cloud migrations are particularly tricky,” said Anand Buch, CEO of netsapiens. “In fact, according to industry research, almost half of all migrations fail, with 70% requiring a design change during migration and 50% resulting in a greater service provider spend than expected. With SNAPaccel, service providers can eliminate their upfront costs and rely on our expertise to integrate their netsapiens platform software on our fully managed infrastructure. Under this program, we assume the responsibility of designing, acquiring, deploying, configuring and maintaining the physical equipment as well as the operating system on which our customers’ UC software runs.”
“Because not all as-a-service models are alike, service providers often have to choose who will control their business model – them or their UC provider,” said Jason Byrne, senior vice president of Products and Marketing at netsapiens. “SNAPaccel provides our customers with the highest levels of flexibility and control over not only their business model, but also the supporting infrastructure, just without the headache of maintaining it. One interesting data point is that 80% of service provider revenues are above the infrastructure, according to the IDC. As a result, it makes sense for service providers to free themselves from costly investments both in infrastructure and the teams to manage it.”
Leveraging a network of geo-redundant data centers, netsapiens’ SNAPaccel lets service providers choose as much offloading as they desire, from the infrastructure to the operating system. Most importantly, they can offload day-to-day operations all while maintaining control of their own business model.