San Mateo, CA. – August 11, 2020 – Aryaka®, the Cloud-First WAN company delivering the #1 managed SD-WAN solution, announced today that the organization has won five technology industry awards—including three Product of the Year awards from TMCnet—for its managed SD-WAN, customer service and Unified Communications as a Service solution.

The awards include:

Unified Communications: Product of the Year

Unified Communications: Product of the Year

Aryaka’s UCaaS support leverages the company’s SmartConnect and SmartOptimize which all but ensure zero packet loss while managing latency and jitter. This is combined with Aryaka’s SmartCloud for SaaS connectivity. In a case study submitted to TMC as part of its award entry, Pilot Freight Services chose Aryaka as their partner to modernize their network as part of a broader digital transformation initiative to adopt cloud-based and SaaS applications, including 8×8. Aryaka’s integration with 8×8 was also a major benefit in ensuring a smooth implementation.

By leveraging Aryaka’s managed SD-WAN, Pilot Freight received the following benefits:

  • Superior Experience: Quality collaboration sessions using a private network with built-in WAN optimization to minimize jitter, latency, and packet loss
  • Guaranteed Bandwidth: QoS for real-time communications: service prioritization, traffic shaping, and bandwidth reservation algorithms
  • Non-stop uptime: Enterprise-grade connectivity to 8×8 UCaaS platforms, through a private network eliminating service interruptions and dropped calls
  • Reliable Performance: Intelligent last mile optimization ensures reliable voice and video performance to all locations, including those with poor-quality Internet links

Most importantly, however, they saw their 8×8 performance improve.

Internet Telephony: SD-WAN Product of the Year
Internet Telephony: SD-WAN Product of the Year“SD-WAN is experiencing explosive growth and many analyst firms consider this the fastest-growing enterprise WAN market segment,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO and group editor-in-chief at TMCnet. “INTERNET TELEPHONY’s SD-WAN Product of the Year Awards are bestowed upon companies that demonstrate the innovation, vision and execution to deliver software-based networking tools driving the upward market trajectory.”

Most SD-WAN providers deliver piecemeal solutions with disconnects between the overlay and underlay and with zero WAN optimization, or by throwing another box into the mix. Whether it be UCaaS, Salesforce or an in-house application, Aryaka is the gold standard for application performance.

Communications Solution: Product of the Year
Communications Solution: Product of the Year“The Communications Solutions Products of the Year Award is one of TMCnet’s most coveted awards,” Tehrani continued. “This award honors exceptional products and services that facilitate voice, data and video communications that were brought to market or greatly improved upon in the last twelve months. Honorees truly represent the best-of-the-best communications products and solutions available today.”

“As enterprises roll out UCaaS, availability, user experience and security are top priorities,” Kiran continued. “But the lack of deterministic behavior in the underlying network fails to take optimal cloud application support into account. Aryaka delivers on the promise of a peak UCaaS user experience across the globe.”

Stevie Award: Gold Medal: Software-Defined Infrastructure

Stevie Award: Gold Medal: Software-Defined Infrastructure

At the heart of the company’s software-defined infrastructure is the Aryaka Network Management Center (ANMC), which is used for the provisioning and configuration of thousands of sites globally. The company leverages what many term “intent-based networking,” in which a customer’s locations, application preferences, security posture and cloud requirements are all centrally programmed. Aryaka can provision a new customer on the global level in under 48 hours, a service-level agreement (SLA) that is unparalleled in the industry. ANMC also integrates predictive analytics and machine learning that enables the company’s network operations center (NOC) to identify – and even solve – WAN issues before the customer is aware or more importantly, impacted.

Stevie Award: Silver Medal: Customer Service Department of the Year

Stevie Award: Silver Medal: Customer Service Department of the Year

Aryaka’s industry-leading 24/7 customer support team, which includes the monitoring and serviceability of all Aryaka products, is integrated into the company’s single platform as-a-service offering. This allows Aryaka to configure, monitor and manage a customer’s WAN infrastructure holistically. Predictive analytics are built into the solution enabling the support team to alert customers to issues before there is any impact to them, while the MyAryaka portal provides customers with an end-to-end view of their network infrastructure.

“The Aryaka team is thrilled to receive these five awards that showcase our strong innovation, use-cases and customer-first attitude,” said Shashi Kiran, CMO at Aryaka. “Our goal with Cloud-First WANs is to take away complexity and make the network and security infrastructure as easy to consume as any other best-in-class cloud service.”

Download these assets to plan your WAN for 2020:

The Cloud-First WAN for Dummies
Aryaka 4th Annual Global State of the WAN Ebook
Aryaka 4th Annual Global State of the WAN Infographic

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About the Stevie Awards
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About Aryaka

Aryaka, the Cloud-First WAN company, brings agility, simplicity and a great experience to consuming the WAN-as-a-service. An optimized global network and innovative technology stack delivers the industry’s #1 managed SD-WAN service and sets the gold standard for application performance. Aryaka’s SmartServices platform offers connectivity, application acceleration, security, cloud networking and insights, leveraging global orchestration and provisioning. The company’s customers include hundreds of regional and global enterprises including several in the Fortune 100.


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