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Aryaka Networks, Inc.
IndustryCloud computing
United States
Key people
Matt Carter (CEO)

Aidan Cullen (CFO)
Ashwath Nagaraj (Co-Founder and CTO)
Shashi Kiran (CMO)
Karen Freitag (CRO)

Vikas Garg (SVP of Operations and Technology)

Aryaka is a SD-WAN company that provides software-defined network connectivity and application delivery to globally distributed enterprises. Aryaka is headquartered in San Mateo, California with additional offices located in Plano, Texas, Bengaluru, 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 service in September 2010.

Aryaka received $45 million in Series D funding in a round led by from Third Point Ventures, adding new investor Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners (DTCP), and with participation from existing investors. In March 2016, it received $16 million in Series C funding from existing investors, Nexus Venture Partners. 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][dead link] Aryaka's foundational multi-segment WAN optimization patent was granted as a US patent in July 2013.[9]


'2018 Cloud Computing Product of the Year,’ TMC and Cloud Computing Magazine: 2018 [10]

'FeaturedCustomers’ 2018 SD-WAN Customer Success Report', FeaturedCustomers: 2018 [11]

‘Red Herring’s Top 100 Global Award’, Red Herring: 2017 [12]

‘LinkedIn’s Top Companies – Startups: The 50 industry disruptors you need to know now’, LinkedIn: 2017 [13]

‘Top 50 Highest-Rated Private Cloud Computing Companies To Work For’, Battery Ventures and Glassdoor: 2016 [14]

SDN Excellence Award, TMC: 2016[15]

Finalist, Best of Interop Awards, Software-Defined Networking category: 2016[16]

Gartner Magic Quadrant 2016 for WAN Optimization[17]

Gold Winner, 11th Annual 2016 IT World Awards® for Networking, Network Products Guide: 2016[18]

Frost & Sullivan’s Global Network Optimization Solutions Customer Value Leadership Award: 2015[19]

SDN Excellence Award, TMC: 2015[20]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rogers, Bruce (November 19, 2012). "How Ajit Gupta's Aryaka is Disrupting the Wide Area Network Business". Forbes.
  2. ^ "SEC Form D filing". SEC. May 21, 2009.
  3. ^ "Akamai to Buy Speedera". The New York Times. Bloomberg News. March 17, 2005.
  4. ^ "Veritas Capital acquires Ejasent for $59 million" Dealipedia.
  5. ^ "Cisco Systems to Acquire Allegro Systems: Accelerating the Performance of VPN and Security Solutions". Cisco Newsroom. July 27, 2001. Archived from the original on July 30, 2001 – via Internet Archive.
  6. ^ D'Amico, Mary Lisbeth (March 5, 1999). "Alcatel Buys Assured". Computerworld.
  7. ^ Gage, Deborah (July 17, 2012). "Scrambling to Grow Fast Enough When Customers are Everywhere". The Wall Street Journal.
  8. ^ "Aryaka: Stop Sending the Same File Twice". The New York Times. September 21, 2010.
  9. ^ US patent 8489685, Bharadhwaj, Rajeev; Ajit Gupta & Ashwath Nagaraj, "Application acceleration as a service system and method.", issued 2013-07-13, assigned to Aryaka Networks, Inc. 
  10. ^ TMCnet News (June 1, 2018). "2018 Aryaka Wins 2018 Cloud Computing Product of the Year Award for Global SD-WAN as-a-Service". Cloud Computing Magazine.
  11. ^ Turner, Gabe (January 30, 2018). "2018 SD-WAN Customer Success Report Gives Aryaka The Top Customer Score Among All SD-WAN Providers". KFDA-TV. PRWeb. Archived from the original on February 24, 2018 – via Internet Archive.
  12. ^ "Global SD-WAN Market Leader, Aryaka, Wins Red Herring 2017 Top 100 Global Award".
  13. ^ "LinkedIn's Top Companies – Startups: The 50 industry disruptors you need to know now".
  14. ^ "Aryaka Recognized Among the 50 Highest-Rated Private Companies To Work For".
  15. ^ "Aryaka Awarded SDN Excellence Award for Second Year in a Row". Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  16. ^ "Aryaka Networks Selected as Finalist for 2016 Best of Interop Award". Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  17. ^ "Gartner and Aryaka Vision beyond WAN Optimization". Aryaka. 2016-07-20. Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  18. ^ "Aryaka Wins Gold With Global SD-WAN at the 11th Annual 2016 IT World Awards® for Networking".
  19. ^ "Aryaka Recognized With Frost & Sullivan 2015 Global Network Optimization Solutions Customer Value Leadership Award". Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  20. ^ "Aryaka Receives 2015 SDN Excellence Award". Retrieved 2017-01-09.

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