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Aryaka Networks, Inc.
Industry Cloud computing
Founded 2009
Headquarters Milpitas, California, United States
Area served
Key people

Shawn Farshchi (CEO)
Aidan Cullen (CFO)
Ashwath Nagaraj (Co-Founder and CTO)
Gary Sevounts (CMO)
Vikas Garg (SVP of Operations and Technology)

Randolph Barr (CSO)

Aryaka is a global SD-WAN platform company that provides software-defined network connectivity and application delivery to globally distributed enterprises. Aryaka is headquartered in Milpitas, California with additional offices located in Plano, Texas, Bangalore, India, Beijing, China, and Singapore.


Aryaka was founded in 2009 by Ajit Gupta,[1] Rajeev Bharadhwaj[2] and Ashwath Nagaraj. Gupta previously founded Speedera Networks, a content delivery network (CDN) acquired by Akamai Technologies in 2005 for stock valued at $500 million.[3] Bharadhwaj was previously at cloud service provider Ejasent Inc, acquired by Veritas in 2004 for $59 million.[4] Nagaraj was previously at Allegro Systems (acquired by Cisco Systems in 2001 for $185 million)[5] and founder of Assured Access Technologies (acquired by Alcatel in 1999 for $350 million).[6]

Aryaka announced its software-defined platform, delivered as a service in September 2010. The company markets its services as “the only SD-WAN with a global WAN,” since it is the only SD-WAN vendor that includes a global private network with its services.

Aryaka received $16 million in Series C funding from existing investors, Nexus Venture Partners, in March, 2016. It previously received $10 million in Series C funding from Trinity Ventures, $25 million in series C funding led by Interwest Partners,[7] $15 million in series B funding and $14 million in series A funding from Trinity Ventures, Mohr Davidow Ventures, and Nexus Venture Partners.[8] Aryaka's foundational multi-segment WAN optimization patent was granted as a US patent in July 2013.[9]


Aryaka SmartConnect[edit]

Aryaka’s SmartConnect solution delivers fast and reliable delivery of on-premises, cloud-based and SaaS applications to branch offices and mobile users anywhere in the world. It combines a global private network, layered with WAN Optimization software, and SD-WAN functionality.

Aryaka SmartCDN[edit]

Aryaka’s SmartCDN solution accelerates web-based applications to users around the globe with a solution purpose-built for dynamic, personalized content.

Aryaka Cloud VPN[edit]

Aryaka’s Cloud VPN enables businesses to extend their corporate applications to global mobile users over their existing VPN technology, and deliver reliable, faster, predictable application performance.


‘Top 50 Highest-Rated Private Cloud Computing Companies To Work For’, Battery Ventures and Glassdoor: 2016 [10]

SDN Excellence Award, TMC: 2016[11]

Finalist, Best of Interop Awards, Software-Defined Networking category: 2016[12]

Gartner Magic Quadrant 2016 for WAN Optimization[13]

Gold Winner, 11th Annual 2016 IT World Awards® for Networking, Network Products Guide: 2016[14]

Frost & Sullivan’s Global Network Optimization Solutions Customer Value Leadership Award: 2015[15]

SDN Excellence Award, TMC: 2015[16]

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