Enterprise customers gain higher performance, increased reliability and more secure access to cloud services

Aryaka®,a leading ‘As-A-Service’ provider of WAN Optimization, Network, Application Delivery and Cloud Networks today announced that it will provide its customers with fast, reliable access to Microsoft Azure,  Microsoft’s (Nasdaq: MSFT) public cloud platform, with Azure ExpressRoute.

With this solution, enterprise customers gain faster and optimized access to global enterprise resources and applications hosted in Azure. Customers can use Aryaka’s private core network with built-in WAN optimization features – such as TCP optimization, compression, de-duplication and application-level intelligence, as well as redundancy and more security – to maximize throughput and performance of their resources on Azure. Customers will benefit from lower, consistent latency, significantly improved performance and enhanced security for Azure workloads. With a global footprint across 25 points of presence (POPs) in the US, UK, Germany, UAE, South America, South Africa, India, China, Israel and Asia-Pac, Aryaka connects and optimizes data and applications across 3000 customer sites in 300 cities across 50 countries. These sites include headquarters, datacenters, branch offices, public cloud instances, hybrid and private cloud deployments and more.

Gartner forecasts that by 2016 the majority of IT spending will be on cloud tools and services. Cloud services are on the rise across market sectors, but security and reliability of access methods to data in the cloud are the main barriers to adoption. Users have to rely on the public Internet for access to the cloud, resulting in latency and congestion, especially during peak usage times. The Aryaka optimized, global, private and more secure network bypasses the public Internet across regions, enabling all users within a business to achieve fast, consistent, enterprise-wide access to cloud data and services, especially to and from locations that were previously beleaguered by latency.

“The rising adoption of cloud services is adding more demand on the enterprise network and stressing global IT like never before. Increased data volume and a distributed, global workforce are making connectivity complicated and Internet links congested and unusable, leaving businesses unable to fully reap the benefits of cloud services,” said Ajit Gupta, CEO at Aryaka. “The Aryaka solution helps eliminate all these issues. Our collaboration with Azure represents a significant step towards providing enterprises of all sizes across all geographies with fast, reliable and more secure access to cloud services.”

“The Aryaka solution will enable our customers to embrace the cloud more easily, by providing a more secure and reliable way to take advantage of the flexibility and scale of cloud solutions. We look forward to working together to expand access to Microsoft Azure,” said Yousef Khalidi, Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft.

About Aryaka

Aryaka is the world’s first and only global, private, optimized, secure and on demand network that delivers simplicity and agility to address all enterprise connectivity and application performance needs for better collaboration, communication and business productivity. Aryaka eliminates the need for costly WAN appliances or long-haul private MPLS links. Aryaka’s premier WAN Optimization as-a-Service accelerates any application to any location on one optimized network. Aryaka’s Network as-a-Service provides organizations an optimized network with QoS for instant and reliable business connectivity. Aryaka’s Network OnDemand provides organizations with flexibility, agility, connectivity and optimization worldwide. Aryaka’s Cloud Network as-a-Service provides organizations an optimized and fully meshed network to cloud services. Aryaka’s Application Delivery as-a-Service enables distributed business users to quickly access centralized enterprise applications and Cloud resources from anywhere in the world over a private CDN built for the enterprise. All services provide end-to-end visibility with 24×7 world-class support. To learn more, visit www.aryaka.com. Follow us on TwitterFacebookYouTube and LinkedIn.