Aryaka Named a CRN 2011 Emerging Technology Vendor

August 22, 2011

Inventory-Less, Opex-Based, Focused on the Mid-Market: Aryaka's Innovative Cloud-Based WAN Optimization Delivered as-a-Service Provides Channel Partners Rich Margins and Continuous Revenue Streams

MILPITAS, CA--(Aug 23, 2011) - Aryaka, provider of the world's first cloud-based WAN optimization and application acceleration solution, announced today that it has been recognized by Everything Channel as a "CRN 2011 Emerging Technology Vendor."

The annual list comprises the most innovative companies that not only deliver technology that is affordable and easy to use but generates new revenue streams, rich margins and distinct competitive advantages for solutions providers. Featuring the industry's first cloud-based WAN optimization solution, Aryaka marks a fundamental shift from traditional approaches where vendors sold WAN Optimization appliances or deployed such appliances as a managed service.

Aryaka's cloud-based WAN optimization offers customers integrated WAN optimization technology with cost-effective, scalable, and reliable connectivity between enterprise locations for improved communication and collaboration; and increased visibility across locations, applications and performance. For partners, Aryaka provides new moneymaking opportunities to tap into the mid-market enterprise across multiple line-of-business owners by providing a cloud service with high margins and revenue sharing possibilities. Such services with monthly payments typically come out of operating budgets.

"We are honored to be recognized by the editors of CRN for creating significant revenue opportunities for the channel with our disruptive cloud-based WAN optimization technology," said Ajit Gupta, Aryaka Founder, President and CEO. "With traditional IT spending expected to be relatively flat over the next two years and spending on cloud solutions to double over that timeframe, we expect to see service providers transform their sales model into a recurring revenue model for cloud services and build themselves a better business."

In June, CRN magazine recognized the company as a "Hot Emerging Vendor" for introducing Emergence, the 'Aryaka Alliance Program' designed to meet the rapidly growing demand for cloud-based delivery of data and applications. A number of world-class partners have already joined Emergence, including OpSource, a cloud and managed hosting provider; Equinix, a global platform of high performance data centers and Netmagic, India's leading Managed IT Hosting Services Provider. Other partners include Internet Binat, an Israel-based ISP; Tredent Data Systems, a provider of data communication needs and Wepsol, a leading Indian IT solutions company.

Earlier this year, Gartner named Aryaka a "Cool Vendor" in Enterprise Communications and Network Services for 2011, recommending that "organizations with globally distributed locations should consider WAN optimization services to eliminate the need for distributed WAN optimization appliances." In June, GigaOm named Aryaka a "GigaOM Structure 50" company in the industry's first ranking of the top innovators in cloud computing and infrastructure.

About Aryaka
Aryaka is the world's first cloud-based WAN optimization company solving application and network performance issues faced by the distributed enterprise. Aryaka has been named "Cool Vendor" by a leading analyst firm and to the GigaOm Structure 50 list for companies that will shape the future of cloud computing. Aryaka eliminates the need for expensive and complex appliances as well as long-haul connectivity, and enhances collaboration across locations. It offers significant cost, ease-of-use and performance advantages, helping global companies achieve dramatic productivity gains and increased visibility into their WAN applications, locations and performance, while providing 24/7 world-class support. To learn more, visit www.aryaka.com. Follow us at twitter.com/aryakanetworks, facebook.com/aryakanetworks, and on linkedin.com/company/aryaka-networks.