Nissho Electronics Corporation (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Shinichi Teranishi, hereinafter referred to as Nissho Electronics) and Alkira, Inc. of Silicon Valley in  the United States, the developer of the Cloud Area Network,  announced on December 3 a business alliance and distribution agreement focused on Japan. The partnership with Nissho Electronics will strengthen and expand Alkira’s on-demand service offering to the Japanese market.

Alkira has developed the first and only Cloud Area Network. A Cloud Area Network is a global, unified  Cloud Network offered as-a-Service with connectivity to and across clouds, with integrated network and services like firewalls,  and full visibility and governance across the entire network. Alkira connects the network infrastructure of different public cloud services such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google GCP through its service portal with just a few clicks and enables enterprise companies to design and deploy it in minutes at half the cost of current systems. Alkira’s Cloud Area Network is a service which eliminates the need to build costly,  time-consuming, inflexible hardware-based network infrastructure. Please see the Alkira Cloud Based Backbone announcement being announced today.

Alkira CEO and founder, Amir Khan, is the founder and former CEO of SD-WAN pioneer Viptela, which was acquired by Cisco in 2017. Nissho Electronics was also Viptela’s first distributor in Japan. Today’s announcement extends that relationship as Nissho plays an important role in expanding Alkira’s Cloud Area Network offering into Japan.

Nissho Electronics is advancing the “2023 Growth Strategy” with an eye on what it should be in 2023. Under these circumstances, the company has set digital transformation as a key focus area and is taking on the challenge of partnership initiatives that take advantage of each of our strengths. In this alliance with Alkira, we will promote the realization of a service-type business model through co-creation of solutions, services, partners, and user companies, in addition to the agency-type business model at which we excel. 

Nissho Electronics provides cutting-edge information and communication technology (ICT) such as networking, cloud, cybersecurity, IoT, and AI, as support for customers as they undergo the process of digital transformation.  Nissho is an “Innovation-Leading Company” that consistently focuses on cutting-edge fields for each generation of new technologies. Besides Alkira, Nissho is also partnered with  HP, Juniper Networks, Nutanix,VMware, Zoom, ZScaler and others. 

Future development
The goal is to provide services to companies targeting the information system departments of companies considering the active use of public clouds and companies considering the use of multiple public clouds.

 Amir Khan, CEO & Founder, Alkira, Inc. 
“We are very pleased and proud to have entered into our first partnership in Japan with Nissho Electronics for the purpose of developing the Japanese market. Based on the relationship of trust from the Viptela era, we form a strong team to quickly increase our presence in the Japanese market.”


Toshiro Sakai, Managing Executive Officer, Nissho Electronics Corporation 

We are very pleased to become Alkira’s first partner in Japan and to provide their Cloud Area Network offering. As the digital transformation of companies progresses, we as system integrators must continue to provide new value to the world. We are confident that Alkira is indispensable for the first step toward that end and can support the realization of “aggressive IT” for our customers.

About Alkira
Name Alkira, Inc.
Representative CEO & Founder Amir Khan, CTO & Founder Atif Khan
Location 2001 Gateway Place, Suite 610 W, San Jose, CA 95110
Business Overview which provides global on-demand multi-cloud network service
Silicon valley startup company
URL (*Japanese)
              [email protected] (*Contact for Japan)

About ┃ Nissho Electronics
Name Nissho Electronics Corporation
Representative Director Shinichi Teranishi CEO
Location 102-0084 Mitsuba Building, Kojimachi, 3-5, Nibacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (reception 6F)
Phone number 03-6272-5011
Established February 24, 1969
Business Overview: Providing state-of-the-art solutions at home and abroad, including information and communications equipment and IT infrastructure, as well as providing services such as system construction, maintenance, operations.


For Alkira Press in U.S.A.:
Ms. Mari Mineta Clapp
Alkira, Inc.
[email protected]
(408) 398-6433

For Alkira  Press  in Japan:
Mr. Yasuo Kawai / 川合 恭生
Account Director 
Zonic Group (Japan)
Email: [email protected]

For Nissho regarding Alkira in Japan:

 [Regarding the Business Alliance] [News Release]
Platform Division
Komatsu Business Promotion Section, Second Platform Dept.
TEL: 03-6272-xxxx
E-mail: [email protected]
Corporate Headquarters
Tanaka, Public Relations, Corporate Planning Department (knowledge)
TEL: 03-6272-5014
E-mail: [email protected]