Virtual Edge Automated Application Delivery & vApps
Netsocket’s Virtual Edge solution now delivers cloud-based, Automated Application Delivery (AAD) of a wide range of open-source and commercially available virtualized applications.
Virtual Edge is capable of automated service creation, delivery, management and orchestration of qualified third party applications called vApps, which significantly broadens the service catalogue that MSPs can offer their customers. All applications, both networking and non-networking, are hosted on the Virtual Edge’s MicroCloud Server, a commodity x86 platform.
Through advanced orchestration of the hypervisor environment, Virtual Edge has achieved a level of application delivery automation not yet seen in the industry today. The AAD capability supplements Virtual Edge’s virtual networking capability to provide a holistic platform for extending an impactful, high-ARPU, profitable managed services catalogue to the MSP’s customers. In fact, service providers can increase their revenue per user easily by a factor of 4 times the revenue achieved through managed virtual networking alone. This is achieved because of the complete automation of the process of application deployment, the lower costs of virtualized applications that run on the MicroCloud Server, and the high value that managed services command from business users.
vApps for Virtual Edge
Netsocket’s initial manifest of virtualized applications, or vApps, includes a broad set of open source and commercial applications. This set of vApps is expanding rapidly through Netsocket’s Virtual Technology Partner Program.
Automated Application Delivery (AAD) Value Proposition to MSPs:
- Higher average revenue per user (ARPU) - through broader, more agile service portfolio
- Higher service profitability – through 10:1 lifecycle opex savings and >3:1 capex savings and reduced site appliance bloat. Capex savings increases dramatically as additional virtualized applications are deployed on the same MicroCloud Server.
- Increased closing rates – by starting managed service trial in minutes with no appliance cost or truck rolls
- Expanded geographical footprint - Virtual Edge allows an MSP to extend their geographical footprint beyond the reach of their truck fleet, yielding much more responsive service through centralized service desk operations.
Automated Application Delivery Ease of Use
With a legacy networking approach, services are constrained by the capability of the customized hardware, and new services must be deployed on new appliances, with the associated wiring and manual configuration that has come to be expected at the enterprise edge. Automated Application Delivery from Netsocket provides for all services to be deployed via the cloud onto one common extensible MicroCloud Server.
Virtual Edge, A Platform for Managed Services Extensibility and Agility
How easy can it be? The service desk personnel for Virtual Edge simply chooses an application for the remote site using the vNetCommander cloud-based management system. vNetCommander creates the virtual machine application “container”, and then installs, configures and wires the application in minutes with zero touch by the end user or the service provider. Applications can be pre-installed or downloaded later at any time. Virtual Edge remains loosely coupled to the 3rd party applications, providing a portal to the application’s native configuration tools for any advanced configuration requirements.
The Automated Application Delivery capability of Netsocket’s Virtual Edge solution allows a Managed Service Provider to profitably deliver a broad, high-ARPU set of managed services to its customer base. The Virtual Edge vApps that serve as the core of these managed services broaden an MSPs service catalogue, significantly improve ARPU and dramatically increase the profitability of those services through cloud-based automation.
Commercial application vendors can learn more about qualifying their virtualized app by visiting our Netsocket Virtual Partner Program for Technology Partners here.