A Cloud-First WAN that grows with your needs

Cloud-First WAN

When we announced our Cloud-First WAN a few months ago, we put the market on notice that from now, not only companies that operate globally but also enterprises operating in a region will be able to take advantage of our fully managed SD-WAN as a service offering.

To me, Fierce Telecom captured it best with their headline Aryaka grows its SD-WAN portfolio, adds regional deployments.  One of the exciting aspects of our new SmartServices portfolio is that it is built to grow with the needs of any enterprise. No matter your network connection requirements, be it internet-only, regional, or global, we have the right solution for your needs. And we make it easy to add more services on-demand as your business needs grow and your footprint expands – from one to multiple regions, from one to multiple cloud providers, from one security solution to an integrated security solution stack. And always with a single, consistent SLA and a single point of contact.

According to Gartner, one of the key architectural characteristics of SD-WAN is the ability to leverage a variety of transport mechanisms to connect branches in a way that achieves an optimal mix of reliability, application performance and cost-efficiency.

Let’s look at this optimal mix one-by-one and how we leverage the Aryaka SmartServices Platform to achieve just that.

Reliability

Enterprises are accustomed to highly reliable and available networks based on MPLS. It served enterprises well – even if it came at a high cost – until cloud and cloud-based applications became the way most companies do business now (or soon will). And as long as guaranteed QoS is needed, there will be a need for reliable transport. No question MPLS is reliable, yet it is not suitable to meet the agile and flexible, on-demand requirements of the digital enterprise. For us, the notion of cloud-first is not new.

Aryaka’s architecture has been purpose-built for reliable, cloud-first connectivity and experience from Day-1. Our unique WAN-optimized global Layer 2 private core network with 30+ points of presence (PoPs) reaches 95%+ of the business population across six continents, with sub 30ms latency delivering MPLS-like reliability. Also, we provide high availability at 99.99% uptime by providing multiple levels of redundancy including first mile/last-mile, our  CPE, and even at the PoP-level for secure end-to-end connectivity to any branch, cloud and datacenter.

Application Performance

While reliability is important, there is no debate that application performance is paramount to the digital enterprise. Through your applications, it is how your customers, partners and employees engage and experience your business. And a bad user experience can lead to a loss of business, growth and profits, and productivity. Yet many CIOs and IT teams face challenges to meet their users’ expectations.

Aryaka’s patented architecture optimizes and compresses WAN traffic in multiple ways, delivering LAN-like performance via our private Layer 2 core with QoS and intelligent edge optimization, multi-segment transport optimization for TCP, Advanced Redundancy Removal for any uncompressed and unencrypted application, and application acceleration for SSL and CIFS/SMB. With ‘Day-1’ SLAs, we put CIOs and IT in the driver seat to ensure consistent application performance based on the deployment choice.

Cost-Efficiency

Nobody likes to pay more than necessary for services that meet your needs. While MPLS provides reliable connections, it comes at high cost, and Internet-only connections, while a lot cheaper, can’t guarantee QoS. The market has addressed this with Hybrid WAN solutions. Depending on the ‘nature’ of the application (mission-critical, like CRM, voice, video and data or less-critical, like social media apps for marketing campaigns, or to provide customer service) it was a reasonable yet compromise decision that many enterprises have had to make.

This is where the expansion of our portfolio distinguishes itself from all other solutions offered in the market. Not only have we introduced our HybridWAN solution – and enabled our customer Teradyne to achieve improved cost efficiency and improved user experience through consistent, deterministic network behavior; and improved application performance in China by 15X – but also have introduced a new regional deployment option in addition to our industry-wide recognized best global managed SD-WAN (Gartner calls it ”all-in-one SD-WAN”).

“Before Aryaka’s HybridWAN offering, we were using multiple technologies and spending a huge amount of time prioritizing critical traffic. With HybridWAN, we’ve been able to consolidate, centralize, and simplify our network and have even more flexibility to prioritize our most critical traffic.”

John DeBella, Director of Infrastructure at Teradyne

The Optimal Mix

The right deployment option for the right price point is now a reality. In addition to our well-known Global Offer, our Regional Deployment Offer comes with more affordable price points and the ability to choose an a-la-carte service. It is ideal for customers whose WAN traffic stays within pre-defined regions. In both cases, customers can use this with our HybridWAN functionality with site-to-site Internet VPNs.

More importantly, and as I mentioned at the beginning of this blog, customers can grow from the Internet to Regional to Global SD-WANs seamlessly. All as a fully managed service and with a single, consistent SLA, and with the consistency of experience giving each application the merit it is due.

We think this truly delivers on the optimal mix of reliability, application performance, and cost-efficiency.

And it’s available now.

To learn more about the Regional deployment for a Cloud-First WAN delivered as a managed Service, download our Solution Brief, read this Case Study, or contact us to discuss what is the right mix and solution for you.

About the author

Klaus Schwegler
Klaus is a Marketing Director in Aryaka’s Product and Solution Marketing. He has over 20 years of experience in the networking, datacenter and semiconductor industries with positions held in product and solutions marketing, integrated programs marketing, customer service and business development. Klaus holds a B.SC degree from HfWU Nuertingen-Geislingen University and is an avid soccer and skiing fan.