Aryaka®, the leading Software-Defined Network Platform provider, announced today that Nikesh Kalra will join the company’s leadership team as Senior Vice President, Business Development and Product Management.
“Aryaka is the pre-eminent innovator in the cloud networking and application delivery segments,” said Nikesh. “As adoption of IaaS and SaaS continues to grow, Aryaka is well-positioned to serve enterprises as they migrate more apps and workloads to public and private clouds. Our objective is to scale the business through market-driven product innovation, sales and technology-oriented partnerships, and by providing an exceptional customer experience.”
Innovation and Partnerships
Aryaka’s Software-Defined Network Platform provides secure, easy-to-manage, end-to-end connectivity and application acceleration to enterprises. Cloud Service Providers can connect their services to the Aryaka Platform, extending their market reach and enhancing the application experience for users.
“We will continue to develop technology and features to improve our user experience, reduce management complexity, and expand our footprint,” Nikesh commented.
The Aryaka Platform is extensible to include new services developed by the company, its technology partners, and end-users.
“Partnerships will be key to the next waves of growth, and we are augmenting our Fusion program to accommodate new classes of service and technology providers,” Nikesh added.
“I am very excited to have Nikesh as part of our executive team,” said Shawn Farshchi, President and CEO of Aryaka. “His knowledge, experience and vision will be crucial for Aryaka as we continue our strong growth through product innovation and strategic alliances.”
Nikesh brings 20 years of leadership experience to Aryaka, in diverse functional areas including sales, marketing, product development, strategy, finance, and operations. He previously led Cloud & IT industry marketing and business development for Equinix.
Prior to Equinix, Nikesh led business development and sales efforts for a number of innovators in the network/IT infrastructure and digital media segments including Front Porch Digital (acquired by Oracle), Digital Fountain (acquired by Qualcomm), and StreamVision (first-gen CDN). As an investment banker, he advised several technology companies on their sale and financing transactions. Nikesh holds a BS from USC and an MBA from the University of Oxford.
Aryaka is transforming how global enterprises connect sites and users worldwide, and use mission-critical applications to support modern business execution demands. Aryaka’s Global SD-WAN combines a purpose-built private network, SD-WAN, optimization and acceleration techniques, connectivity to cloud platforms, and network visibility in a single solution that is delivered as a service.
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