IDC Innovators are emerging vendors with revenue <$100 million that have demonstrated either a groundbreaking business model or an innovative new technology — or both. This IDC Innovators study profiles four emerging vendors in multicloud networking: Alkira, Aviatrix, Nefeli Networks, and Volterra.
"The migration of workloads to clouds not only redefines the parameters of the datacenter network but also dramatically changes what's required of the network architecturally and operationally. The focus now is on abstracting and mitigating the complexity of networking optimally to disparate clouds, each with its cloud-specific APIs and networking constructs and services. IDC recognizes a strong field of start-up vendors addressing the challenge of multicloud networking." — Brad Casemore, research VP, Datacenter and Multicloud Networks at IDC