Alkira Recognized in the Gartner 2020 Cool Vendors in Enhanced Internet Services and Cloud Connectivity Report

SAN JOSE, CA – Oct 1, 2020 – Alkira, Inc., the company reinventing the network for the cloud era, was named a Gartner 2020 Cool Vendor in Enhanced Internet Services and Cloud Connectivity.

Alkira Cloud Services Exchange™ (CSX) is the first and only Network Cloud, a global unified network platform delivered as-a-service with integrated network and security services, and full operational visibility and governance.

“Alkira is grateful to be named a Gartner Cool Vendor and sees its recognition as validation for its multi-cloud growth opportunity, the need for connectivity everywhere, simplified distributed cloud environments, and consistency and governance across workloads,” said Amir Khan, President, CEO and founder of Alkira. “Companies deserve a network on demand with integrated network and security service which is as agile as their cloud service.”

The Cool Vendor report released 22 September 2020 (ID G00721519) states that “Enterprise workload migration to the cloud is continuing and, in some cases, accelerating as a result of COVID-19.” It goes on to say that “Enterprises are increasingly leveraging Internet connectivity from branch locations to cloud resources to reduce cost, increase agility and minimize latency to improve performance,” and to “Simplify distributed cloud environments by leveraging multi- cloud networking solutions to ensure consistency and governance across workloads.”

The report also included “Increasingly, infrastructure can be anywhere so networking has to be able to connect everywhere. We see more use of the internet as a WAN option to reach workloads increasingly hosted in the cloud. Market awareness of multi cloud networking is increasing and infrastructure and operations leaders must focus on the networking aspects of connecting to these cloud workloads. The networking needs to be agile, automated, secure, cost-effective, simple and capable of ensuring application performance.”

1 Gartner “Cool Vendors in Enhanced Internet Services and Cloud Connectivity,” Jonathan Forest, Andrew Lerner, Neil Rickard, Ted Corbet, 22 September 2020 ID G00721519

Read a complimentary copy of the full Cool Vendor report and the write-up featuring Alkira.The Alkira CSX offers a consistent and dramatically simplified networking experience that enables an enterprise to draw an entire end-to-end network on a digital design canvas, provision it in 1-click, and have it ready for use in minutes. No hardware to procure, no software to download, and no cloud to learn. Alkira extends enterprise infrastructure into the cloud and is a trusted service by leading global Enterprises, system integrators and managed service providers.

Learn more about Alkira:

  • Join Alkira CEO Amir Khan and Koch Industries, LLC., Senior Enterprise Architect Matt Hoag, for a keynote presentation at ONUG Fall 2020 on October 15, 2020. Click here for a free pass to ONUG, a video of this presentation and to see other Alkira speakers.
  • Schedule a demo and draw your network on a digital canvas, provision in one click, and watch it come to life in minutes

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About Alkira

Alkira® pioneered the Network Cloud, which allows companies to build and deploy a global hybrid or multi-cloud network as-a-service in minutes. Alkira Cloud Services Exchange™ (CSX) brings global network connectivity, integrated network and security services, and end-to-end Day 2 operational visibility and governance through a powerful Network Cloud which is so simple to use that no training or certification is required. Alkira was founded by CEO Amir Khan, who was founder and CEO of Viptela, and Atif Khan, who is CTO and was a member of the Viptela founding team and VP of Integrated Solutions. Alkira has raised funding from Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins and GV Capital (formerly Google Ventures). Learn more at or follow us @AlkiraNet

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