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Aryaka Redefining Multi-billion-dollar Markets for WAN Optimization
si Team
Friday, November 2, 2012
As data becomes increasingly centralized and the workforce more globally distributed, ensuring fast access to business-critical applications poses enormous IT challenges because of bandwidth constraints, latency and packet loss associated with high volumes of data traversing global wide area networks (WAN). Enter Aryaka, a provider of enterprise connectivity, and network and application performance delivered as-a-service.

Founded in 2008 by Ajit Gupta, Aryaka resolves application and network performance issues faced by distributed enterprises. Aryaka’s revolutionary, purpose-built for the cloud solutions eliminate the need for costly and complex appliances as well as long-haul connectivity via MPLS links. Aryaka’s portfolio of services include WAN Optimization as-a-Service to accelerate any application to any location on one affordable, optimized network; Network as-a-Service for instant and reliable business connectivity across an optimized TCP network; and Application Delivery as-a-Service to enable distributed, roaming employees, customers and suppliers access to centralized applications and Cloud resources.

Headquartered in Milpitas, California, the company has an office based out of Bangalore, India. “Our mission is to enhance enterprise collaboration through simple and affordable cloud-based WAN optimization and application acceleration. “We listened to the market and delivered a solution that meets the emerging enterprise need for a secure, and high performing network,” says Ajit Gupta, CEO, Aryaka.

Aryaka has won multiple awards including Gartner Cool Vendor, Dow Jones FASTech 50, GigaOM Structure 50 and CRN Magazine 2012 Emerging Technology Vendor. The company won 2012 Golden Bridge Awards respectively for its WAN Optimization as-a-Service offering and the leadership and innovation by Ajit Gupta. Ajit has also been recognized as 2012’s Top IT Executive Innovators by CRN.

Aryaka has raised a total of $49.5 million from Nexus Venture Partners, InterWest Partners, Presidio Partners, Trinity Ventures, and Mohr Davidow Ventures. Aruba, Magnum, Mellanox, Raritan, Bray, Enzen, Anite, NTT Data, InMobi and Symphony Teleca are some of the clients that the company serves to with its world class offerings and plans to tap in more with its unique technology services.

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