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Infoshare: Campus Network Management as a Service (CNaaS) – 4 May 2022

GÉANT infoshare - Campus Network Management as a Service - CNaaS - 4 May 2022

4 May 2022, 13:00-14:30 CEST

Managing a Campus network means dealing with heterogenous devices and tools, making the automation and orchestration of the network configuration and management vital to succeed.

In this context, several NRENs and institutions started to offer Campus Network Management as a Service (CNaaS) to their connected institutions a few years ago. During these years, the service has evolved from being a completely new experience that required an initial intense work on automation and definition of the services under the CNaaS umbrella to a more mature service that can change and include new services. The usage of continuous development and improvement as well as the integration of different software tools and vendors have been key to address the challenges coming from the diversity of equipment and the needs of the users.

In a new GÉANT Infoshare on 4 May 2022, four NRENs that offer CNaaS services (FUNET, SIKT, SUNET and SURF) and the University of Michigan – that manages thousands of switches in their Campus – will give an overview on the status of their current and future services, use cases, lessons learnt and tools to support CNaaS.

The session will also host an open discussion about ideas for the future of Campus Network Management.  


For further details visit the GÉANT CNaaS wiki:

Practical information

  • The Infoshare will be recorded and made available through the GÉANT Community Website:
  • The link and the password to join the ZOOM room will be shared with the registered attendees before the event.


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