Nexus Ventures-backed Aryaka launches Network as-a-Service


Nexus Ventures-backed Cloud WAN Optimization as-a-Service provider Aryaka has launched Network-as-a-Service solution to provide enterprises with a reliable network that does more than MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) with just Internet links. Headquartered in California, Aryaka maintains its India operations out of Bangalore.

The new solution provides enterprise-grade connectivity via a dedicated core network based on globally distributed Points of Presence (POPs) in the US, the UK, India, Brazil, Israel, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Europe and Australia. The company claims its NaaS solution will disrupt the Ethernet/MPLS market and can deliver LAN-like application performance across the WAN without the high cost of MPLS in a single, no capex monthly service.

Said Ajit Gupta, founder, President and CEO for Aryaka: "Our intention is to disrupt the Ethernet/MPLS market that is projected to reach $81 billion by 2016. Our network is at your service when you need it, where you need it and without the need for fibre or appliances, virtual or otherwise."


Founded in 2008 by Ajit Gupta and Ashwath Nagaraj, Aryaka raised $25M from InterWest Partners and Presidio Ventures with participation from Nexus Ventures, Trinity Ventures and Mohr Davidow Ventures in July. The company, which counts InMobi, NTT Data, Aruba and Avaya among its key customers, delivers access from all enterprise locations to cloud-based services, such as Amazon Web Services, Office 365 or other SaaS applications hosted worldwide.

Aryaka's network architecture is built from the ground up to support a combination of multiple access methods, data and applications, headquarters and data centers, development teams and sales offices, remote, on-site and off-shore teams, and cloud services. Enterprises can leverage a TCP-optimized secure network with QoS and SLAs that can be deployed more quickly than MPLS at affordable cost.


Enterprise locations connect into the Aryaka network with IP security protocol across an existing Internet link to one or more of Aryaka's POPs and are up in running in minutes. Enterprises can also upgrade to the premium Aryaka WAN Optimization as-a-Service solution in minutes and transform their global connectivity solution to an optimized network.

(Edited by Prem Udayabhanu)

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