Koch Industries Deploys Alkira for their Cloud Networking Journey--Koch Industries, Inc. with Alkira Midday Keynote
OctoberOct 15 2020 02:10pm - 02:30pm
Networking is on the move. Compute, storage
, and applications are all now born in the cloud and consumed as a service. The network, however, has remained behind, mired in the complexity and cost of do-it-yourself approaches. Until now! The Alkira Cloud Services Exchange is first and only global unified network platform delivered as-a-service. It’s groundbreaking innovation offers Enterprises a consistent and dramatically simplified, networking experience for on-premise, cloud, and multi-cloud environments with integrated network and security services, end-to-end operational visibility, full controls, and governance. With Alkira, the entire end-to-end network is drawn on a digital design canvas, provisioned in 1-click, and is ready for use in minutes. No hardware to procure, no software to download, and no cloud to learn.
Join Amir Khan, CEO & Founder of Alkira and Matt Hoag, Senior Enterprise Architect at Koch Industries, an American multinational corporation, and the second largest privately held company in the United States, with over 120,000 employees and annual revenue in excess of $110B. Koch subsidiaries are involved in energy, manufacturing, pulp and paper, ranching, finance, investing and other industries.
In this interactive keynote session Koch will discuss their journey to a modern network that operates in full synergy with a cloud. You will learn what challenges Koch Industries have faced on their cloud adoption journey, why they have chosen an Alkira solution over hardware-based or do-it-yourself (DIY) alternatives, and how they have realized their vision of as-a-service network delivery for a variety of cloud deployment use cases. Leveraging Alkira’s solution, Koch was able to reduce their TCO by 40% and achieve unprecedented agility by expanding its cloud infrastructure from a single cloud to a multi-cloud in 1 day instead of months.
The Network. Reinvented for Cloud.
Speaker of Koch Industries Deploys Alkira for their Cloud Networking Journey--Koch Industries, Inc. with Alkira Midday KeynoteAmir Khan is a computer networking visionary who founded and led Viptela’s market-leading, cloud-first, Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) business before the acquisition by Cisco. As prescient as he was in identifying the $8B opportunity for SD-WAN, Amir recognized that network hampered the cloud journey and founded Alkira in 2018 with Atif Khan to reinvent networking for the cloud era. Amir’s vision is to deliver the cloud network as a utility. As CEO/Founder, he has led Alkira’s delivery of the industry’s first on-demand, as-a-service, point and click, unified multi-cloud networking service that enables cloud architects to design, build, and deploy a global multi-cloud network in minutes. Alkira enables enterprises to implement 50% less firewall capacity, and reduce TCO by up to 40%. Before Viptela, Amir held leadership roles at Cisco, Juniper, and Nortel. He holds 4 patents. Amir earned an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mississippi.
Speaker of Koch Industries Deploys Alkira for their Cloud Networking Journey--Koch Industries, Inc. with Alkira Midday KeynoteMatt has been with Koch for over 20 years serving in various technology related roles. In his role as an Enterprise Architect, he has overseen significant technology transformation efforts such as the global SD-WAN deployment, improvement of bandwidth and internet access for hundreds of locations around the world, and developing and executing strategies for cloud on-ramps to support the broad move to adopt cloud services, modernize applications, and develop digital products and services across the enterprise.
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