Zyxel has today launched Nebula — a cloud-based solution to centrally manage all Nebula wireless, switch and security devices. Nebula will enable organisations to set up, maintain and troubleshoot multiple networks remotely.
With office infrastructure and apps all moving to the cloud, Nebula gives resellers and end-users the opportunity to adopt the same model with their wireless and wired network, with a simple license model.
Businesses with several satellite sites, including hotels, chain stores and those with multiple offices often find the management of multiple networks challenging due to limited technical expertise and limited IT staff spread thinly across venues. Nebula enables customers to view and manage their entire network across multiple sites, in one secure online platform, or hand over control to their reseller partner.
Being fully cloud based, Nebula also allows any size reseller to mass manage multiple sites on-demand and easily replicate multi-site configurations. The flexible licensing model will enable resellers to move to a managed service provider (MSP) model, with a concentration on continuous delivery of service rather than a one-off set up fee. The reseller is aware of everything happening on the customer’s network, before they need to know, ensuring business continuity in the event of any network issues and faster troubleshooting and support.
Lee Marsden, president of Zyxel Europe commented, “With Nebula we’re challenging the traditional business model associated with wireless and wired networks. Business applications are all moving to the cloud and there’s a rapidly growing trend for cloud networking.
“Nebula removes the burden of complicated product pricing and upgrades, complex installs and technical expertise from the customer, bringing fully featured cloud wireless to SMBs who have previously been priced out of the market. This in turn provides an opportunity for resellers to become service-driven resellers – moving from product and price-led to solution and services-led with renewable annual revenue via a pay as you grow model.”