Aryaka Selected as MSP Launch Partner for Microsoft Azure Networking Services Virtual WAN Offering: 1+1=3

Aryaka Selected as MSP Launch Partner for Microsoft Azure

We’ve all read about the growth of the public cloud and the adoption of SaaS. One of the leaders in this space is of course Microsoft Azure, both as infrastructure, but also as the platform for Office 365.  In fact, Azure revenues have soared 75% year-over-year.  Today, Microsoft is announcing launch partners for their new Azure Networking Managed Service Provider program.  We’re honored to be part of a small group of partners that includes BT, Equinix, and Tata Communications, and more importantly, we are the only launch partner that brings to the table a complete SD-WAN technology stack, as part of our managed offering.  This last point is crucial.

The first MSP offering enables access to the Azure Networking Services Virtual WAN (VWAN), a service that facilitates more scalable and manageable access to an enterprise’s compute resources (i.e., VNETs), no matter their location.  Our work with Microsoft Azure is a natural extension of Aryaka’s core service offering, leveraging the platform’s multi-cloud connectivity that offers distributed, SLA-driven access to Azure IaaS/PaaS via ExpressRoute as well as access to SaaS applications such as Microsoft Office 365.

As part of this offering, Aryaka is not only providing connectivity via ExpressRoute or distributed IPSec tunnels, but also monitoring the VWAN, providing customers with an integrated, single view into their managed WAN that includes the powerful MyAryaka portal.  Enterprises will be able to better scale their Azure VNET deployments, simplify branch to Azure VNET connectivity, and enjoy faster service activation and change management.

Connection to VWAN via ExpressRoute
Connection to VWAN via ExpressRoute

Connection to VWAN via IPSec Tunnel
Connection to VWAN via IPSec Tunnel

Ultimately, our partnership builds on two pillars of excellence – Aryaka’s sophisticated SD-WAN technology stack and globally managed service that takes a cloud-first approach, and Microsoft Azure’s new networking services – with a goal of accelerating and simplifying SD-WAN connectivity to Microsoft Azure as the market reaches an inflection point and as CIOs make progress with their digital transformation initiatives.

Learn more about this exciting offering through our solution brief that details the different use cases, a customer video, a great case study on one of our joint Microsoft partners, and our PR, all available here.  And, if you happen to be at Microsoft Inspire this week in Las Vegas, be sure to visit our booth for demo!

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.