Coming soon is the ability for enterprise IT professionals to select the network infrastructure components they want, have them customised to their specific needs, and have everything delivered, operational, and managed in a matter of hours.
Networking hardware, software, operational, and maintenance services are offered via network as a service technology as a running expense as opposed to the customary upfront cost. The service provider manages and delivers NaaS, like other cloud services, for a set cost.
The inevitable result of many corporate activities migrating to the cloud is NaaS. A number of on-premises hardware types, including load balancers and firewalls, as well as VPNs, MLPS connections, and older network setups are all replaced by NaaS. Naas will have a huge impact on the design of business networking.
For businesses interested in a subscription-based approach to enterprise networking, NaaS offers a turnkey solution that typically consists of hardware, software, orchestration, and administration services for a set monthly fee, with services catered to the adopter’s unique business needs. With continuing technology updates, the business customer can now smooth out the financial and operational peaks and valleys.
No other model actually makes sense for the vast majority of businesses. As the market for traditional private networking services is contracting and the market for a new access-based model is expanding, NaaS is by far the superior alternative for many enterprises.
Alkira Inc. is one of the top suppliers of cloud network-as-a-service solutions. With a worldwide, unified network architecture that is offered as a service, Alkira reinvents networking for the cloud era.
With integrated network and security services, end-to-end day-2 operational visibility, advanced controls, and governance, Alkira’s cloud network as a service solution gives businesses a noticeably easier time deploying global high-speed hybrid and multi-cloud networks connecting users, sites, and clouds. It’s not necessary to purchase gear, implement complex software programmes, or understand cloud networking topologies. Global Fortune-100 companies, well-known system integrators, and managed service providers all have confidence in Alkira Network Cloud.
Enterprise IT has undergone a paradigm shift thanks to infrastructure as a service and software as a service. Storage, servers, programmes, and IT resources are now housed in the cloud, accessible to any authorised user from nearly any web browser. Due to the removal of much of the expense, complexity, and rigidity from enterprise computing, business agility is now possible. Why then do we not use the same idea for cloud networking?
The researchers at Alkira predicted that cloud networking would only be beneficial after complexity, cost, and provisioning times were decreased. Why not offer a whole cloud network in a matter of minutes to satisfy every customer’s current on-premises, data centre, and multi- or hybrid-cloud requirements?
Utilising your cloud network to its full potential to fulfil your needs
Building and securing the network infrastructure you require for your specific cloud environment via WAN is still complicated, costly, time-consuming, and capital-intensive.
Alternatives to legacy technologies are still widely used, but they don’t deal with the actual problem of cloud networking, which is to give instantaneity, total control, and flexibility.
For instance, SD-WAN powers many commercial networks today, but setting up and protecting cloud networks can be challenging. The deployment of those networks requires additional work and expense. They work extremely well, but wouldn’t it be preferable to have a portal at your disposal where you could manage the price and speed of connectivity? Instead of letting conventional wisdom determine your strategy, where can you immediately see and pick the IT direction for your business?
Alkira was established with the understanding that developing a cloud networking as-a-service model would simplify the complexity, lower the cost, and make it simpler for you to react to real-time dynamics you observe in your company sector. They want to get you there as quickly as possible, but you know best.
Cloud connectivity is expanded to any network with the help of Alkira’s on-demand Cloud Network-as-a-Service (CNaaS). The first integrated, on-demand, multi-cloud offering is provided by Alkira. It enables networking experts to set up and run a network as a service, and they have since expanded that to include offering cloud networking as a backbone connectivity option.
Supplying cloud insights and analytics to enterprises
It takes time and effort to maintain a manual inventory of the cloud networking and security architecture. Given the dynamic nature of cloud computing and the rate of change throughout the business network environment, a handwritten list becomes almost obsolete as soon as it is finished. There are third-party solutions that allow for discovery but provide little guidance or outcomes for cleanup. They might be very expensive.
Alkira Cloud Insights can help you better understand how you use AWS and Azure. Alkira Cloud Insights offers suggestions for enhancing performance, cutting costs, and enhancing security. Duplicate IP addresses, idle network and security resources, and unauthorised internet access are all highlighted by Alkira Cloud Insights. And best of all, it is quick, simple, and free.
Existing Alkira clients can use Cloud Insights directly from the Alkira site, and new users can test it out for free and without commitment at alkira.com. Alkira’s secure, read-only API engine handles the rest after users sign up and provide basic cloud information, providing a comprehensive report on the status of your cloud in a matter of seconds.
How does Cloud Insights from Alkira operate?
Alkira Cloud Insights makes use of cloud provider APIs to get data on networking and security resources. For the service to periodically scan users’ cloud networks and notify them of updates and changes, a read-only IAM role is necessary. Alkira performs resource indexing and historical versioning while enabling resource discovery using the supplied credentials. With notifications given to administrators, The Cloud insights performs audits on the gathered resources and offers suggestions and best practises. Additionally, the service offers pre-scheduled reports at any chosen intervals.
Key Qualities and Advantages
Obtain a thorough and automated inventory of cloud resources, along with information on their networking and security setups.
Find out how to increase spending, security, and cloud usage. delivered through a central dashboard that is simple to use or by potent insights that can protect data and reduce costs
Automated reporting designed to meet the unique requirements of your organisation will keep you informed about your cloud environments and provide you with the data you need to make decisions that will keep your business nimble, competitive, and safe.
Boost cloud visibility to new heights
To better understand and optimise your use of AWS & Azure, use Alkira Cloud Insights. You’ll receive suggestions for enhancing performance, cutting costs, and enhancing security. Duplicate IP addresses, underutilised network and security resources, and unauthorised internet access will all be flagged by Alkira. And best of all, it is quick, simple, and free.
Your IT organisation will be in a better position to make wise business decisions with the help of the data provided by Cloud Insights, analyse how much money is being spent on cloud resources, and reduce risks by ensuring security policies are implemented end-to-end throughout the cloud infrastructure.
According to Cloud Insights:
Rapid discovery for a quick, thorough inventory of your cloud infrastructure
Security research that reveals flaws in infrastructure designs that conflict with corporate IT policy
Data on cost savings that show how underutilised, unused, or abandoned cloud resources are
operational best practises and focused guidance on how to optimally set up cloud networking at scale
New cloud networks-as-a-service from Alkira will revolutionise the industry.
The President, CEO, and Founder of Alkira Inc. is Amir Khan. Before Cisco purchased Viptela, market-leading Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) business, it was created and operated by computer networking pioneer Amir Khan. Amir saw that the network impeded the cloud journey and co-founded Alkira in 2018 with CTO Atif Khan to reimagine networking for the cloud era. As president, Amir was instrumental in recognising the $8B prospects for SD-WAN. Amir wants to provide Cloud Network-as-a-Service (CNaaS).
Amir received his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mississippi and his MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado in Boulder.