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Aryaka CEO Ajit Gupta Wins International Business Forum’s Big Idea Award for Revolutionizing Enterprise Networking

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Aryaka CEO Ajit Gupta Wins International Business Forum’s Big Idea Award for Revolutionizing Enterprise Networking Jun 2013

MILPITAS, Calif. – June 11, 2013 —Aryaka®, the leading provider of WAN Optimization as-a-Service, Network as-a-Service and Application Delivery as-a-Service solutions, today announced that president, CEO, and founder Ajit Gupta has won The Big Idea Award at the International Business Forum (IBF)’s 2013 Innovator Awards™. This prestigious award recognizes Gupta for bringing to market the most disruptive business model in the past 12-18 months.

The Innovator Awards honor significant contributions of venture capitalists, venture backed companies, and entrepreneurs who successfully advance change. Venture capitalists nominate candidates for the awards, then vote among the selected finalists, making the Innovator Awards the only award where venture capitalists vote to honor one of their own.

The 2013 Big Idea Award was awarded to Gupta for launching the world’s first company that offers WAN optimization and application acceleration delivered as a global service. Aryaka’s managed service-based approach to WAN optimization gives the distributed enterprise benefits that go above and beyond traditional on-premise acceleration, including significant cost savings, ease-of-use, rapid implementation and performance advantages. The revolutionary solution eliminates the need for expensive and complex appliances as well as long-haul connectivity, and enhances collaboration across locations, making Aryaka particularly attractive to mid-market companies. With the integration of the Aryaka core network and built-in multi-tenant WAN optimization, monitoring, visibility and 24×7 global support, the company is redefining enterprise networking.

“Before Aryaka, cloud-based WAN optimization wasn’t even possible,” said Gupta. “There was no affordable solution for mid-market companies to improve network performance and application delivery across distributed offices, which is essential in today’s world of high user-demands and bandwidth-heavy apps.To meet the needs of this under served market, we challenged the status quo and created a revolutionary solution that makes the previous appliance-driven products obsolete.”

Prior to Aryaka, Gupta founded AAyuja Inc., a strategic technology sales accelerator, and achieved notable success for creating Speedera Networks, acquired by Akamai Technologies in 2005, that became one of the fastest growing private companies in Silicon Valley.Gupta holds 18 patents and is a founding board member of the IIT-Roorkee Heritage Fund.

About Aryaka

Aryaka delivers application and network performance for the globally distributed enterprise for better collaboration, communication and business productivity. Aryaka eliminates the need for costly Wide Area Network (WAN) appliances or long-haul private links. Aryaka’s premier WAN Optimization as-a-Service accelerates any application to any location on one affordable, optimized network. Aryaka’s Network as-a-Service provides organizations an optimized network with Quality of Service (QoS) for instant and reliable business connectivity. Aryaka’s Application Delivery as-a-Service enables distributed business users to quickly access centralized enterprise applications and cloud resources from anywhere in the world. All services provide end-to-end visibility with 24×7 world-class support. To learn more, visit www.aryaka.com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn.
Aryaka is a trademark of Aryaka Networks, Inc. All other brands, products or service names are or may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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sonal@aryaka.com

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