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What is XaaS? Anything as a Service Explained

Updated: Jun 18, 2021

The "as-a-service" model describes a general category of services related to cloud computing and remote access. Organizations are adopting these pay-as-you-grow business models as a method for delivering just about everything, while providing a flexible consumption model rather than as an upfront purchase or license.

Because XaaS stands for "Anything as a Service" the list of examples are endless.

Some of the many services emerging include:

  • SaaS - Software as a Service

  • HaaS - Hardware as a Service

  • NaaS - Networking as a Service

  • DaaS - Desktop as a Service

  • SECaaS - Security as a Service

  • IaaS - Infrastructure as a Service

  • DRaaS - Disaster Recovery as a Service

  • RaaS- Ransomware as a Service

  • MaaS- Monitoring as a Service

  • ITaaS- IT as a Service

What are the benefits of XaaS?

XaaS provides several benefits; improving the expense model, speeding new applications and business processes and shifting IT resources.

Improving the expense model (CapEx vs. OpEx): XaaS provides organizations the ability to move from a capital expenditure (CapEx) model to an operational expenditure (OpEx) model by cutting costs and moving to a predictable spending habit by purchasing services from providers on a subscription basis. Before cloud services and XaaS models, organizations has to buy individual products (software, hardware, security, infrastructure, etc.), install them on site, and then begin the process of then linking everything together to create networks. With XaaS, organizations simply purchase what they need and pay as they go.

Speeding new applications and business processes: XaaS provides the much needed flexibility that allows organizations to quickly adapt to changing market conditions with new apps or solutions via cloud services. Whether you need access to new technologies, or need to scale your infrastructure, it is as simple as adding or subtracting services as needed.

Shifting IT resources: Many organizations are turning to XaaS to streamline their operations and free up their internal IT resources for higher-value projects and innovation. XaaS also helps organizations transform digitally and become more agile.

VoDaVi and XaaS

VoDaVi's XaaS solutions can be scaled up or down as needed and are provided on demand where and when you need them. That means no more uncertainty when it comes to deployment or updates as everything is managed for you by us! We provide several XaaS options, including;

IaaS: Infrastructure as a Service - We provide your organization with pay-as-you-go access to storage, networking, servers and other cloud services. Saving the costs of buying and maintaining your own hardware by paying for the service on demand instead.

SaaS: Software as a Service - Rather than installing software directly to your computers, it is instead stored and deployed through the cloud. Organizations pay for access to the software on a monthly basis rather than purchasing the software outright. Some examples of SaaS include office productivity software, cloud security and collaboration solutions, mobility management applications and more.

SECaaS: Security as a Service - We integrate our security services into your infrastructure on a subscription basis. Our services include continuous monitoring, business continuity and disaster recovery, data loss prevention, email security, network security, identity and access management, and more. Our team is 100% focused on protecting the integrity and usability of your network and ultimately securing all facets of your organization.

DaaS Desktop as a Service - Traditional PC environments are burdened with IT management challenges as simple as employee password resets and as difficult as updating security patches and updates that impact user experience and productivity. VoDaVi's DaaS solution delivers virtual applications and desktop services to your organization via cloud service. You can count on VoDaVi to professionally manage your Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) deployment, while keeping your environment maintained and secure.

NaaS Network as a Service - NaaS services can range from managed software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) and network access including wireless to security, unified communications services, and more—either in a public cloud or on virtualized customer premise equipment (vCPE). With the pace of innovation, most enterprises are finding they can no longer afford the time it takes to build and maintain their own network infrastructure - VoDaVi's Always There services provide IT simplicity and automation, access from anywhere, enhanced security, visibility and insights, and improved overall network experiences to your organization.

Your Success is Our Mission

Whether it is saving money, improving efficiencies or protecting your infrastructure from the latest security threats, Managed Services like SaaS, IaaS, DaaS, and SECaaS can provide great value to your organization by strengthening your defenses, freeing up your resources and improving your bottom line.

We help our clients achieve the highest level of operational excellence so they can focus their core business. Through our comprehensive range of subscription-based services, we ensure our clients stay ahead in the ever-changing technology landscape and maximize their overall success. Let our team help you embrace Anything as as Service (XaaS) with our custom, cost-saving solutions and services!

Get started today by scheduling your no obligation, risk-free consultation!


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