Department of Defense
High Performance Computing Modernization Program

Anything-as-a-Service (Xaas)”, sometimes called “Everything-as-a-Service”, refers to any service, function or resource accessed over a network where the access method used remains the same whether that network is a local network, wide area network, or the Internet. The article “XaaS products, at your service” provides additional information.

Other than “Network-as-a-Service (NaaS)”, the available commercial and open source offerings are beyond the scope of the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) knowledge base. It is worth noting that as is the case in SDN, such offerings are based on virtualization technology. It is also worth noting that use of the phrase "as-a-Service" has gotten out of hand.

A partial list of references for such services includes:

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