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Choosing the Right SD-WAN for Your SaaS Connectivity

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When Marc Benioff first came up with the idea of offering Salesforce.com as a cloud-based application in 1999, little did he know about its ripple effect in the field of enterprise software. The idea was to move applications to the cloud, making them widely available for organizations of all shapes and sizes. The SaaS model offered a ton of flexibility and scalability by allowing end-users to access applications from anywhere, using a web-enabled device.

A lot has changed since then, and global SaaS revenues are projected to reach $106B in 2016, increasing by 21% over 2015. This growth has led to more customers and greater global demands. It has also caused businesses to think differently when deploying long distance networks, or WANs, as traditional technologies like MPLS were not built for the cloud.

The Need for Cloud and SaaS Acceleration
With all the benefits SaaS offers, you might think it’s a cure-all for global enterprise productivity. However, in order to take advantage of the full benefits of SaaS, the enterprise WAN needs to be up for the task.

Accessing cloud services and SaaS applications like SalesForce.com and Office 365 over congested public networks can be unreliable and slow, due to heavy traffic, packet loss, and fluctuating latencies. Application slowness results in poor end-user experience which almost invariably causes churn.

Unfortunately, MPLS cannot help as it offers limited connectivity to a few public cloud services. Plus, MPLS has its own shortfalls such as long deployment timelines, high costs, and complexity. The fact that most SD-WAN and hybrid WAN architectures need to rely on MPLS for performance, means they are inheriting the shortfalls of MPLS.

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Global SD-WAN Focused on SaaS Performance
Aryaka’s global SD-WAN service runs over our global private network that bypasses the public Internet, to deliver MPLS-grade connectivity globally, without the high costs and hassles. With a reliable, cloud-scale, global private network, Aryaka enables users to connect seamlessly with their cloud applications.

Aryaka combines the benefits of SD-WAN technology with reliable global private connectivity and embedded WAN optimization, to deliver enhanced application performance. Thus, Aryaka’s global SD-WAN service significantly improves access to, and utilization of SaaS applications.

We deliver far more than SD-WAN technology. We have a software-defined global connectivity service that delivers performance, agility, reliability, and security, while alleviating the networking challenges your IT team faces today.

And the best part…it’s a fully-managed service.

The Critical “Service” Component
With today’s need to adapt to ever-changing applications and business environments, designing, provisioning, monitoring, and managing WAN infrastructure requires specialized IT resources. Let’s just say it’s not for the faint of heart. IT departments would be better served if they could focus on more strategic projects, rather than dealing with customer support calls about network downtime and performance problems.

Years ago, Aryaka realized that by offering a fully-managed global SD-WAN service, we could not only simplify network infrastructure, provide agile WAN deployments, and solve application performance and reliability issues, but also help IT by offloading the arduous tasks associated with designing, deploying and managing WANs.

Not only do we take care of all the WAN heavy lifting and lowering network costs, we get companies up and running within days (and not months taken by MPLS).

The days of having IT personnel set up WANs themselves, order network links, figure out all the equipment needed, and go through endless testing cycles, are over…Aryaka’s global SD-WAN service has taken care of all of it!

To evaluate Aryaka’s global SD-WAN for your company, sign up for a free trial today!

About the author

Gary Sevounts
Gary Sevounts

Gary Sevounts is the Chief Marketing Officer at Aryaka Networks, and is responsible for Aryaka’s global marketing efforts. He has extensive experience with software and SaaS products in the IT infrastructure and security space, as well as marketing and sales technology, having held marketing and product management leadership roles with a number of industry leaders.