Richer, more efficient managed services for SMBs
Most SMBs (small to medium business) agree that they lack the dedicated IT resources needed to effectively manage networking technologies or secure their branch and remote sites from cybercriminals. This leaves service providers uniquely positioned to respond with an array of services designed specifically for the SMB market.
But the majority of today’s SMB-focused managed services still employ a hardware-based approach to both CPE and head-end infrastructure that requires significant time to deploy and manage, and limits the number of services that providers can offer given hardware costs.
To increase revenue and profit from the SMB market, service providers need to migrate from building and operating hardware-based CPE services to a software-based virtualized CPE (vCPE) approach that leverages virtualized network functions (VNFs).
Versa allows service providers to deliver cost-effective vCPE-based managed services for SMBs. Designed to maximize service agility and cost efficiency, Versa vCPE solutions are built with multi-tenancy, multi-service, elasticity and zero-touch provisioning to meet the pricing and simplified operations requirements of the SMB market.
Increase service agility
With Versa vCPE solutions — based on Versa VNFs — service providers can design customized services for SMBs with nearly all functions residing centrally within the PoP, central office or data center.
As a result, vCPE deployments are greatly simplified and accelerated — providers ship very low-cost appliances to a customer’s locations and leverage the Versa Director central management platform to zero-touch provision a basic forwarding or routing function.
Grow revenue through incremental services
When building a managed service for SMBs with the Versa vCPE solution, providers can install a limited set of on-site functions (aka “thin branch”), and combine it with a broad set of telco cloud-based functions that together create a rich vCPE service offering that is low in cost.
These vCPE services can include advanced routing, next generation firewall, malware protection and other functions – not affordable as standalone hardware to most SMB customers – and still remain within budget.
The Versa vCPE solution — based on Versa VNF software coupled with very low-cost appliances in the branch and additional Versa VNFs in the PoP/central office — results in up to 80% lower Capex than traditional hardware-based managed services.
Opex is reduced through centralized management and zero-touch provisioning, which eliminates truck rolls and simplifies ongoing operations such as software updates.
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