NNT Software as a Service (SaaS)
NNT’s Software as a service (SaaS) is an alternative to the standard software installation in a customer’s environment (traditional called on-prem or on-premise) where a user has the responsibility of designing, building, testing, deploying and configuring the application.
NNT has created an offering that allows customers to benefit from economies of scale
and subscribe to a hosted NNT service.
The advantages include:
Reduced Time To Benefits
Different from the traditional model, NNT SaaS (application) is already installed and configured. The customer has the advantage of simply subscribing to the hosted service and in a matter of hours, NNT’s application can be ready for use. This reduces the time spent in installation and configuration, and can reduce the issues that can get in the way of a software deployment project.
Operating NNT under a SaaS has tremendous cost benefits since it resides in a hosted environment where costs and resources are shared across a multitenant environment. This enables lower hardware and software license costs as compared to the traditional (on-premise) model.
Maintenance costs are reduced as well given the cost burden for hosting and availability is spread over several installations. Don’t buy the airplane if you can simply purchase a seat.
Secure, Scalable And Integrated
NNT’s SaaS solution has taken into consideration highly secure resource availability to scale with customer demand and provide seamless integration into other management frameworks if necessary. Comparing this with the traditional on-premise model, customers do not have to buy additional hardware or software to operate NNT. From a perspective of capacity planning, a customer would simply subscribe to cover additional target devices and we take care of the rest.
Immediate Upgrades And Releases
NNT upgrades its SaaS solution as it becomes available for our development team. Costs and effort associated with upgrades and new releases are lower than the traditional on-prem and are completely transparent to the customer.
Ease Of Use
NNT’s SaaS offering is easy to use as they are built considering best practices. We offer out-of-the-box templates depending upon your operational needs and requirements, which are easily deployed and manageable. NNT has constructed an offering that combines the benefits and advantages of a SaaS offering with a world-class integrity management platform.
We used to book a day out each month just to run manual backups of Vanguard configurations but NNT Change Tracker does it automatically every night now – better still, when an unplanned change is made to a device, this triggers a new backup and we get an alert. For the Vanguard devices, there was no other automated backup solution available on the market that could cope with the Vanguard technicalities, but being able to cover backups for Juniper and Cisco devices makes Change Tracker a strategic, universal solution for all our network change and configuration needs.
Steve Jackson, Infrastructure Manager, Fidelity Investment Services