Aryaka

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Aryaka Networks, Inc.
Private
Industry Cloud computing
Founded 2009
Headquarters Milpitas, California, United States
Area served
Worldwide
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)
Website www.aryaka.com

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.

History[edit]

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]

Products[edit]

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.

Awards[edit]

‘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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