Aryaka Networks, the pioneer in WAN as-a-service, has made it their goal to be the #1 SD-WAN provider in the world in the next 12 months. That’s a bold and aggressive move because the SD-WAN startup market is full of many hot, well funded, next-generation cloud-based SD-WAN vendors. But then again, there aren’t too many SD-WAN startups closing 50 new deals per quarter, like Aryaka Networks. We’ve been a big fan of Aryaka Networks for a while now because they have introduced the only business model in the world that combines a global network infrastructure, WAN optimization and cloud acceleration into an SD-WAN offering.
The SD-WAN market is diverse, well-funded and full of innovators. But what is the difference between the typical SD-WAN startup and Aryaka Networks? The typical SD-WAN vendor provides a cloud service in the form of an orchestration layer, which helps enterprises manage heterogeneous WAN environments, even if multiple carriers such as AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink are being used. However, sometimes the network in place might be a legacy network. As such, using an SD-WAN service with an orchestration layer doesn’t really help improve performance much unless an expensive onsite WAN Optimization and ADC appliance is being used in the branches.
Aryaka Networks SD-WAN
Aryaka Networks’ SD-WAN approach is different. Instead of using an orchestration layer to manage existing networks, Aryaka Networks replaces the old with the new. And the best part is that it can help enterprises manage the entire network, from the first mile to middle mile to the last mile, because they offer a bundled SD-WAN software stack that sits across the entire WAN. The Aryaka software stack consists of a internally built router, firewall, WAN Optimization, VPN, and Application Acceleration service that’s tightly bundled into one appliance.
If Aryaka Networks can close 50 deals per quarter for the next four quarters, there is no way they won’t be the top company in their respective market.