Organizations are moving at a more furious pace than ever to provision and manage their increasingly complex networks. With rapid growth of cloud and remote workforce connectivity making things ever more diverse, the demand for self service provisioning and simple network management is growing. Enter the latest buzz in the connectivity world, something known as Network as a Service (NaaS). Like most new technology solutions developing from the primordial ooze, the specifics around the feature sets of solutions in this space are still emerging. That said, it’s still important for network practitioners to understand the fundamentals and be aware of what is coming to market. While the solutions are so young, customers who are having early conversations with vendors can help shape the direction of this space.