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Aryaka aims to disrupt traditional SD-WAN and legacy service provider models

SD-WAN provider Aryaka claims to have unyoked enterprises from what it calls carriers’ burdens and ‘rigid, limited’ offerings with new regional WAN models

Noting the furore associated with Labour’s announcement regarding free full-fibre broadband, end-to-end managed SD-WAN provider Aryaka has launched technology which it claims unyokes enterprises from carriers’ burdens and “rigid, limited” offerings.

The company said the complexity of managing internet needs meant businesses were effectively throwing money away trying to keep pace with their needs, due to over- and under-speccing, supplier management costs and duplication of effort by internal and supplier IT teams.

Expanding its managed software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) portfolio, Aryaka said it had introduced a cost-effective regional tier with as-a-service offerings that allow businesses to pay for only the network as they consume. Delivered via the company’s SmartConnect platform, the additional as-a-service offerings include network and application acceleration, multicloud networking, managed security and actionable insights.

To address localised needs, Aryaka is now taking its premier global SD-WAN offering and making it available for “regional” deployments with optional application acceleration technology. With pre-defined regional clusters and points of presence, Aryaka said that, for the first time, it is now offering a highly affordable, fully managed regional WAN that delivers the same quality of experience as its global SD-WAN offering. It said those choosing regional offerings can upgrade to a global SD-WAN with no disruption.

The result, according to Aryaka, is a minimised total cost of ownership, while at the same time allowing firms to accelerate their digital transformation initiatives.

Aryaka also announced a service focused on managed security for SD-WAN deployments. Using its network function virtualisation (NFV) architecture and its security capabilities on the Aryaka Network Access Point (ANAP) secure converged edge, the first offering will integrate with virtual network functions (VNFs) from Palo Alto Networks and extend to other suppliers in the coming months.

Aryaka’s SmartConnect regional and HybridWAN offerings will be generally available in the first quarter of 2020.

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