Aryaka has been ranked by Vertical Systems for the past 4 years.

We’re honored to be recognized by Vertical Systems in their Carrier Managed SD-WAN Services Leaderboard, now for the fourth year in a row. As with previous years, we’re in the company of much larger legacy telcos as well as MSPs that don’t deliver a truly integrated services experience.

As Vertical Systems notes, “The U.S. Managed SD-WAN services market emerged from the pandemic in 2021 with solid growth in new site installations, driven by accelerated network transformations and more flexible solutions for customers,” said Rick Malone, principal of Vertical Systems Group. “Competition is heating up as evidenced by the shakeup in top provider rankings on our year-end 2021 U.S. LEADERBOARD benchmark.”

The announcing of the 2021 U.S. Carrier Managed SD-WAN Services Vertical Systems Group LEADERBOARD comes on the heels of 6th Annual State of the WAN Report. For this report, more than 1,600 enterprise companies were surveyed.

Findings and key trends included:

  • A quarter of the respondents state they have closed 25-50% of their office sites, dovetailing into overall hybrid work initiatives where 75% state that at least a quarter of their employees will remain remote permanently post-pandemic.
  • Accelerating digital transformation initiatives also impact legacy data centers, with 51% planning to eliminate their use within the next 24 months as they move to the cloud.
  • The surveyed group says Microsoft Teams (58%) and Office 365 (55%) are among the most widely adopted SaaS applications, followed by Zoom and Google Docs (35%).
  • A quarter of respondents expect budgets to grow by 25% or more in the next year, with a full three-quarters projecting at least a 10% growth. Investment appears to be accompanied via cost savings.

Aryaka’s product and services offerings, including our recently announced FlexCore architecture that enables a new L3 Enhanced Internet service in addition to our premium L2 offer, AppAssure for deep application insights and co-management, and managed SASE, places the company at an optimal position to take advantage of these observations.

As Vertical Systems notes, Aryaka is only one of two vendors that utilize internally developed technology and is the only one with a singular focus on SD-WAN and SASE. The other providers leverage technology from one and in most cases multiple technology vendors that include Cisco, Fortinet, Versa and VMware.
Advantages of an ‘all-in-one’ offer include tighter integration between the technology and the service offer, with one example the elimination of the traditional overlay-underlay split that impacts the support experience as well as new feature velocity.

We are glad to see this reflected as we are once again included in Vertical Systems’ Leaderboard for Managed SD-WAN Services.

Join us for a demo to see how Aryaka can help you transform your SD-WAN and deliver on a SASE solution truly tailored to your enterprise’s needs.

About the author

David Ginsburg
Dave is currently VP of Product and Solutions Marketing at Aryaka, bringing to the company over 25 years of experience spanning corporate and product marketing, product management, digital marketing, and marketing automation. Previous marketing leadership roles included Cavirin, Teridion, Pluribus, Extreme, Riverstone Networks, Nortel and Cisco. His expertise spans networking, cloud deployments, and SaaS. Dave lives in Los Gatos with his wife, two daughters, and two dogs.
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