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Aryaka Founder, President and CEO Ajit Gupta in CRN's 2012 Top 100 Channel Executives


Aryaka Founder, President and CEO Ajit Gupta in CRN's 2012 Top 100 Channel Executives Nov 2012

MILPITAS, CA, Nov 12, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Aryaka(R) ( www.aryaka.com ), the leading provider of WAN Optimization as-a-Service(TM), Network as-a-Service(TM) and Application Delivery as-a-Service(TM), announced today that Aryaka Founder, President and CEO Ajit Gupta was named an Innovator in CRN's Top 100 Executives in the IT Channel for 2012. This annual list salutes the most influential and innovative channel executives in North America.

Winners were chosen based on nominations from solution providers and ranked executives based on channel influence, effectiveness and visibility, along with business and sales impact. Among the criteria were channel sales volume, channel investment and resources, channel advocacy and visibility, and performance in UBM Channel research projects (including the Annual Report Card and Channel Champions). A panel of UBM Channel editors made the final selections.

Aryaka was recognized for introducing innovative new Cloud-based technology for WAN optimization, network connectivity and application delivery. These "service" solutions are an alternative to traditional hardware-based WAN optimization solutions and dedicated links such as MPLS.

"We are working closely with our partners to redefine multi-billion-dollar markets that are already creating new revenue streams and rich margins for the channel," Gupta said. "We are especially excited about our new Application Delivery as-a-Service that improves the Internet speeds of enterprise applications and provides faster access to distributed employees wherever they are located around the world. This latest offering brings more firepower to the channel to meet the ever-expanding needs of their enterprise customers and stay ahead of the technology curve."

"We're recognizing this year's Top 100 Executives for their commitment to the channel," said Kelley Damore, Vice President and Editorial Director for UBM Channel. "For 2012, our goal was to once again shine a spotlight on the most influential executives in the industry today. But we also wanted to pay homage to the channel advocates, sales and services leaders, innovators and disrupters. We salute all these leaders for their devotion to the technology channel and their willingness to adopt new strategies and policies in order to drive greater sales for partners, while positioning their own company for future growth."

Expanded coverage of the 2012 Top 100 Executives will be featured in the November issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.crn.com .

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 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 TCP network with 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 24x7 world-class support. To learn more, visit www.aryaka.com . Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn.

About UBM Channel: ( www.ubmchannel.com ) UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at www.ubmchannel.com .

UBM plc ( www.ubm.com ) UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com

Aryaka, WAN Optimization as-a-Service, Network as-a-Service, Application Delivery as-a-Service and MyAryaka are trademarks 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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