Dear Security and Networking Enthusiast,

I am excited right now because we are in the midst of closing one of the (if not the) biggest quarter in Aryaka’s 15-year history, and we’ve added some major firepower to our leadership team by adding former VP & GM at Google Cloud Shailesh Shukla as Aryaka’s new Executive Chairman. The level of value that we’re delivering to customers is at an all-time high and I’m bullish about what’s ahead of us this year and into 2024.

September also brought some compelling new resources to share, highlighted by a recent Forrester Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study that was completed with input from four existing customers. The findings are powerful to say the least.

You’ll find a link to that TEI study, Shailesh’s announcement, and more recent news below.

The Total Economic Impact™ of Aryaka: 113% ROI, $2.48M NPV and more!

This study conducted by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by Aryaka included multiple Aryaka customers and examined the financial and operational impact associated with implementing Aryaka managed solutions including SD-WAN, last-mile access, middle-mile access and managed SASE. The results are substantial, including 113% ROI and $2.48M in net present value over 3 years, and a payback on the initial investment in less than 6 months! Read the full report here

Introducing Aryaka’s New Executive Chairman: Former Google Exec. Shailesh Shukla

Shailesh Shukla is a company builder and leader with deep experience in networking, security and cloud. Formerly of Cisco, Juniper, various startups and most recently VP & GM at Google Cloud, he has joined Aryaka as the Executive Chairman and will have an active role in leading the business. With more than 20 years’ experience in networking and security, Mr. Shukla will be an ideal guide for Aryaka as it embarks on its SASE journey, disrupting the industry. Read more here

PoP Launch Parties Continue: On to Europe!

After successful launch events in Denver (August) and Atlanta (September), we are taking our roadshow global to coincide with the launches of new hyperscale Points-of-Presence (PoP) locations in Lisbon and Madrid in October. These events are designed to educate CIOs, CISOs and IT professionals on our network expansion, connect them with like-minded professionals and Aryaka leadership, and to gather insights that will help Aryaka continue to enhance our offerings. Learn more

It’s a Wrap: Summer Internships at Aryaka

This summer, Aryaka welcomed a talented group of interns who brought with them boundless enthusiasm and fresh perspectives. They eagerly immersed themselves in a season of learning, personal growth, and collaboration. Read more


Pete Harteveld
Chief Customer Officer
Aryaka Networks