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Aryaka Democratizes WAN Optimization as a Service

Industry Analysts Hail Move to Cloud-Based Model for Maximizing WAN Performance; Customers Cite Elimination of Capital Expenditures as Key to Their Adoption

MILPITAS, CA–(Marketwire – March 3, 2011) –  Aryaka Networks (www.aryaka.com), provider of the world’s first cloud-based application acceleration and WAN optimization solution, today reported strong acceptance of its industry-first pure-play, cloud-based WAN optimization. Since its launch, Aryaka has seen its groundbreaking cloud model validated by Nemertes Research in its seminal report “The Next Stage of WAN Optimization.” In the report, Nemertes forecasts the obsolescence of on-premise WAN optimization appliances in favor of a cloud model that requires no capital expenditures, internal WAN optimization expertise, or staffing.

Network World recently cited Aryaka as one of its “25 New IT Companies to Watch.” Commenting on the awards, Yankee Group Vice President Zeus Kerravala said, “It takes a long time to move 10GB of data across a WAN link, and there’s tremendous potential for start-ups that speed up that process.” Network World editors noted that Aryaka improves application performance and reduces bandwidth needs. Following this mention, Aryaka was recently honored for “Product Innovation of the Year” by Frost & Sullivan. Key to Aryaka’s leadership in WAN optimization, according to Zeff Ibrahim, Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst, is a network design that allows customers to overcome the often severe ramp-up times and “exorbitant” network investment required to deploy WAN optimization.

Aryaka has also been honored as one of four finalists for “Cloud Innovation of the Year” by a jury of judges, including veteran industry analysts and TechWeb editors, affiliated with the CloudConnect Conference and Expo, an event focusing on helping enterprises accelerate the adoption of cloud strategies. The judges cited Aryaka for “democratizing” WAN optimization through its pioneering efforts to extend the technology to midmarket customers. The massive capital expenditures required for on-premise WAN optimization have traditionally placed the technology beyond the restrictive IT budgets of the midmarket.

In tandem with the honor by CloudConnect, Ajit Gupta, founder and CEO of Aryaka Networks, will be a featured speaker on a panel addressing emerging cloud-computing business models, to be held at the CloudConnect Conference and Expo in Santa Clara, California, March 8, 2011, 1:20-2:10pm.

“We’ve seen a groundswell of enthusiasm for our approach to WAN optimization and application acceleration,” said Gupta. “Where customers of new IT business models are traditionally skeptical, our customers are quickly won over by our ability to provision their WAN optimization and hook into their networks in, quite literally, an afternoon. With no capital expenditures, no need for dedicated IT staff to manage the WAN, and network performance gains they can witness immediately, customers ‘sell’ themselves on the model.”

For more information on Aryaka Networks, call 1-877-7ARYAKA or visit www.aryaka.com.

About Aryaka Networks
Founded in November 2008, Aryaka Networks, Inc. delivers cloud-based WAN optimization and application acceleration with true business results. Headquartered in Milpitas, California, with offices in Bangalore, India, Aryaka is funded by Trinity Ventures, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Nexus Venture Partners and Stanford University. Key advantages of the Aryaka solution include a secure, scalable and reliable WAN optimization and application acceleration platform as a service, rapid deployment, ease of integration, complete visibility and a significantly lower total cost of ownership. For more information, visit www.aryaka.com.