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Aryaka Networks, Inc.
Industry Cloud computing
Founded 2009
Headquarters San Mateo, California, United States
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 SD-WAN 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, 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] Aryaka's foundational multi-segment WAN optimization patent was granted as a US patent in July 2013.[9]


‘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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