AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – 24 May 2022 – Alkira today announced managed service provider (MSP) Cerebo as a reseller for the Benelux and Nordic region.
Cerebo’s founder and managing director Ferran van den Berg built one of Europe’s first managed SD-WAN service providers. Following the sale of the company in 2021, Van den Berg went in search of a solution to tackle the next big problem: cloud networking.
Alkira’s Cloud Networking as a Service (CNaaS) was the only solution that met Cerebo’s criteria: radical simplification of cloud networking; secure, multicloud connectivity; and as-a-service consumption.
Alkira enhanced the service in April with the addition of Cloud Insights, a free tool that enables customers to improve the performance, connectivity and security of resources in AWS and Azure environments.
Paul Couturier, senior vice president international, Alkira said: “Our platform is all about making it faster, simpler and cheaper for enterprises to deploy secure networks spanning cloud, multicloud and hybrid environments. With Cloud Insights, we can now also provide them with a single unified source of actionable insights to optimise their existing cloud investments. Ferran and his team built one of the first companies in Europe to provide managed SD-WAN services. We’re delighted to provide the foundational technology for their next-generation MSP.”
Van den Berg said: “SD-WAN is a great platform, but it only takes you to the doorstep of the cloud. Customers embarking on digital transformation don’t just need to get to the cloud, they need to go within and between clouds, and they need end to end orchestration of connectivity and security. Doing all that with existing technology is complex and time consuming.”
The move away from centralised networks based on data centers and branches, accelerated by the explosion in home-working caused by the pandemic, has created a management headache for businesses.
Van den Berg said: “Companies are also further along in their cloud journeys. The more applications they have in the cloud, the harder it becomes to manage. When you add multicloud to the equation, it becomes near impossible.
About Cerebo Networks
Cerebo Networks makes secure connectivity surprisingly simple. Whether a company is moving to the (multi-)cloud as part of their digital transformation, planning to adopt a hybrid work model or looking to replace MPLS, they need secure and reliable connectivity. Cerebo provides end-to-end orchestration of user to app connectivity, security and performance via our managed SD-WAN, SASE and Cloud Networking services. Our extensive experience and service obsession make all the difference. Add to that the modularity, telco independence and platform-centric approach, and you get the picture: Cerebo gives customers peace of mind. Find out more about Cerebo at: www.cerebonetworks.com
Alkira is the leader in cloud networking as a service. We unify multiple clouds, sites, and users via an enterprise network built entirely in the cloud. Our Cloud Exchange Points auto-create this network plumbing and when deployed to multiple locations auto-connect to form a global fabric – all done with point and click integration of best-of-breed security and networking services. The network is managed using the same controls, policies, and security network admins know, can instantly scale as needed, and is available as a service. There is no new hardware to deploy, no software to download and no cloud architecture to learn. Alkira’s solution is trusted by Fortune 100 enterprises, leading system integrators and global managed service providers. Learn more at alkira.com and follow us @alkiranet.
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