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NetBox Cloud by NS1, it’s a new to release managed service that makes the popular open solution technology available as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution. The managed services offering delivered by NS1 is meant for enterprises that require a simpler deployment path or more governance and support.
NetBox is a popular open-source network automation and infrastructure resource management (IRM) tool with over 8,300 stars on GitHub. NetBox was created with the requirements of network and infrastructure engineers in mind. It was first designed by DigitalOcean’s network engineering team. NetBox is released under the Apache 2 license as open-source software.
NetBox Cloud by NS1 will be available in Q4 2021. It will leverage NS1’s existing managed services’ experience, scalability, infrastructure, and support to create a full SaaS version of NetBox.
“Our investment in NetBox continues NS1’s full support of open-source innovation and communities as well as our mission to deliver a portfolio of solutions that connect the world’s applications and audiences by unlocking powerful automation for dynamic and distributed infrastructure,” said Kris Beevers, CEO of NS1. “As we’ve scaled up our investment in NetBox, we’ve heard from many organizations that are seeking a more packaged, simplified, and supported way to adopt NetBox as a single source of truth for network automation. NetBox Cloud by NS1 provides that simplified adoption route, while continuing to speed and expand NetBox innovation to the open-source project.”
Clients: Dropbox, Fox, Salesforce, LinkedIn
NS1 helps remove boundaries between applications, users, infrastructure, and data via cloud-native network services, edge-to-cloud networking, and application traffic optimization solutions. Dropbox, Fox, Salesforce, LinkedIn, and eBay are among NS1’s more than 800 global clients, and the company is financially backed by Energy Impact Partners, Dell Technologies Capital, Cisco Investments, and GGV Capital.
To build a better connected future, NS1 Labs fosters innovation in core internet, networking, and application infrastructure technologies. NS1 laboratories created Orb, a dynamic edge observability platform that enables operators, developers, and end users analyze traffic flows in real time, in addition to improving on existing open-source projects such as pktvisor, Flamethrower, and NetBox.