Aryaka Networks is a cloud-based WAN optimization and Application Acceleration platform founded in Milpitas, CA in 2009. They offer their services over a private global network of servers. A customer connects to the nearest POP and traffic is then routed over the private network to the other end, which is closest to the customer’s branch location. This improves application performance for SaaS apps, cloud apps, and other private application data without the company avoid having to deploy WAN optimization hardware at each location.
The company has raised nearly $90 million in funding, including a $16 million Series C in early 2015. In addition to their headquarters in California, they have a development office in Bangalore, India. They support over 10 million end users and over 4,000 sites globally.
Aryaka has POPs on 6 continents with 100% of the world’s businesses within 30 milliseconds latency off any Aryaka POP.
Aryaka Networks Pricing
Aryaka pricing is custom and they do not publish anything on their website. You can register for a free trial account to test the service before you buy. From user reports, plans start around $500/month for a 1Mbps optimized link and go up from there. When considering a hardware-based WOC can cost up to $10k not including an MPLS line, the costs are pretty fair.
The key feature of the Aryaka WAN as-a-service platform is providing an enterprise grade WAN that maximizes cloud application performance for businesses with minimal effort and no capex. Best of all, the solution can be deployed in less than a day. This is a stark difference to traditional solutions like MPLS where deployment can take 3-6 months.
Some other key features-
Software defined: Aryaka is the first true SD WAN, meaning that rather than building out a network full of switches and controllers, they utilize software to turn on these virtual network functions on-demand.
Instant bandwidth scaling: one advantage of Aryaka is that customers can scale their bandwidth subscription up or down in real-time. With legacy architectures like MPLS, this can be a serious challenge, especially in areas like China, Brazil, or India. There is no need to wait weeks or months for an upgrade when you can do it in minutes on the Aryaka network.
Real-time: the MyAryaka portal gives customers a real-time view of their network health, so they can instantly see applications, locations, links, etc and get a clear view of their application performance
Guaranteed latency: by bypassing the congested public internet, Aryaka’s private networks allows them to guarantee latency for their customers while minimizing packet loss
Why Choose Aryaka Networks?
Aryaka Networks is the first and only true software defined WAN optimization service delivered fully in the cloud. For any company with multiple offices, or with employees in remote locations who need to interact via cloud-based applications, Aryaka is the choice. The days of building out and managing your own MPLS network are over.