Aryaka

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Aryaka Networks, Inc.
TypePrivate
IndustryCloud computing
Founded2009
Headquarters
Websitewww.aryaka.com

Aryaka is a company that provides wide-area software-defined network ( SD-WAN) connectivity and application delivery. Aryaka is headquartered in San Mateo, California with additional offices located in London, United Kingdom, Bengaluru, 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 service in September 2010.

Aryaka raised $50 million from Goldman Sachs Growth Equity Fund. 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]

Aryaka built a network to offer its managed wide-area network (WAN). It develops its own technology 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.

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References[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" (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; Gupta, Ajit & Nagaraj, Ashwath, "Application acceleration as a service system and method.", issued July 7, 2013, assigned to Aryaka Networks, Inc. 

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