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

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

Edward Frye (CISO)

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 London, United Kingdom, 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 raised a Series-F funding of $50M from Goldman Sachs Growth Equity Fund bringing its total funding to ~$184M. Previously it had raised a smaller $14M Series-E and had earlier 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] Aryaka's foundational multi-segment WAN optimization patent was granted as a US patent in July 2013.[9]

Core Offering

Aryaka has built a global network based on meshed L2 hyperconverged service points of presence, that allows it to offer its SmartService managed WAN on different continents with predictable performance. It develops its own technology stack that includes WAN optimization, multi-cloud connectivity including AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud, and Alibaba Cloud, and delivers security as-a-service with partners that include Checkpoint, Palo Alto Networks, and Zscaler. It delivers a 100% managed service offering.

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  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" (Press release). Veritas Capital. January 7, 2004 – via 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. Archived from the original on January 30, 2013.
  9. ^ US patent 8489685, Bharadhwaj, Rajeev; Ajit Gupta & Ashwath Nagaraj, "Application acceleration as a service system and method.", issued July 7, 2013, assigned to Aryaka Networks, Inc. 

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