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

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

Randolph Barr (CSO)

Aryaka is a technology platform company that provides WAN optimization and Global Private Connectivity headquartered in Milpitas, California, United States, with development offices in Bangalore, India and had over 150 employees in 2010.[1]


Aryaka was founded in 2009 by Ajit Gupta,[2] Rajeev Bharadhwaj[3] 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.[4] Bharadhwaj was previously at cloud service provider Ejasent Inc, acquired by Veritas in 2004 for $59 million.[5] Nagaraj was previously at Allegro Systems (acquired by Cisco Systems in 2001 for $185 million)[6] and founder of Assured Access Technologies (acquired by Alcatel in 1999 for $350 million).[7]

Aryaka announced its WAN optimization and application acceleration service in September 2010. The company markets its services as "WAN optimization as a service", "application delivery as-a-service", "cloud network as a service" and "network as a service". Aryaka received $10 million in Series D funding in June 2014 from existing investors InterWest Partners, Presidio Ventures, Nexus Venture Partners, Trinity Ventures and Mohr Davidow Ventures. It previously received $25 million in series C funding led by Interwest Partners,[8] $15 million in series B funding and $14 million in series A funding from Trinity Ventures, Mohr Davidow Ventures, and Nexus Venture Partners.[9] Aryaka's foundational multi-segment WAN optimization patent was granted as a US patent in July 2013.[10]

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