NMaaS (Network Management as a Service) is a multi-tenant cloud-based platform for effortless, on-demand deployment of software tools and applications. Initially aimed at supporting National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) and their end-institutions in monitoring their infrastructures, it offers an extensible catalogue of network management applications that can be deployed with just few clicks either on the managed production instance operated by the GÉANT project, or on a self-hosted one deployed on the NREN’s premises.
NMaaS is also well suited to serve additional use-cases as well. One of these use-cases is to use NMaaS to set up virtual laboratories in the context of both formal education and lifelong learning. The platform can be used for organizing hands-on exercises in a wide range of scenarios, from university courses, to online learning platforms offering unsupervised learning. The multi-tenant environment allows each participant to have their own workspace, with a personalized catalogue of applications, as configured by the administrator of the platform.
During the infoshare the audience will get familiar with how the virtual laboratory based on NMaaS works, including a demo and conclusions from a pilot course organised in Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, North Macedonia.