Leader in cloud-based incentive solutions chooses Aryaka’s Zero-Compromise WAN as-a-Service over legacy MPLS technologies

Aryaka®, the leading WAN as-a-Service company, announced today that Xactly Corp., the leading global provider of Connection Lifecycle Management (CLM) software and related services, has deployed Aryaka’s WAN as-a-Service to improve remote desktop protocol (RDP) performance for its global users.

With offices in San Jose, California and Bangalore, India, and an organizational culture that’s built on employee collaboration, the WAN serves as mission-critical infrastructure for Xactly. However, the company’s networking and IT teams were encountering several challenges with their existing WAN solution.

Previously, Xactly relied on an MPLS connection between its offices. Since network performance and uptime directly impact business productivity, the fact that MPLS was underperforming was a major problem. Due to the high latency between U.S. and India, application performance and overall end-user experiences were poor. Moreover, sub-optimal use of WAN bandwidth resulted in massive MPLS bills. As a result, the company began searching for a better, more affordable alternative to MPLS.

On the recommendation of one of Xactly’s IT providers in India, Xactly tested out Aryaka’s WAN as-a-Service. Soon thereafter, Xactly moved all of the traffic between its San Jose and Bangalore offices over to Aryaka’s WAN as-a-Service. Through multi-segment TCP optimization, compression, and application acceleration proxies built over a next-generation, software-defined, optimized network, Aryaka’s solution solved the latency issues Xactly was experiencing when they delivered applications over long distances. Aryaka’s exceptional customer support enabled their IT teams to focus on more strategic projects and higher level business deliverables rather than mundane network connectivity challenges. As an added bonus, Aryaka’s solution was up and running in less than a day – as opposed to the weeks or months that it typically takes to deploy MPLS.

“We had been using MPLS links to connect our international offices, but application performance remained poor, and latency was a killer,” said Robert Genchi, Director of Information Systems/Technology at Xactly. “We switched to Aryaka because we place a high value on the consistency and affordability they deliver with their global, private WAN.”

Xactly experienced the following benefits by switching to Aryaka:

  • Up to 6x application acceleration
  • Up to 90% data reduction across all applications
  • Up to 10.9 Mbps peak bandwidth savings
  • Up to 14x faster TCP connection set up
  • Incredibly quick deployment timelines
  • Truly world-class support and expertise

“The complexities and costs associated with MPLS make it unusable for many organizations today, especially those with distant remote offices and heavy investments in the cloud,” said Ashwath Nagaraj, CTO at Aryaka. “We offer global businesses an alternative to the high costs and limited agility of legacy WAN technologies. As a result, Aryaka is uniquely positioned to help global businesses transform the WAN from a cost center to an enabling technology, one that can help them keep up with an array of challenges, from globalization to cloud computing to Big Data and the Internet of Things. We’re excited that we could provide Xactly with the simple, agile solution it was looking for.”

About Xactly Corp.

With 700+ customers, 35,000+ plan designs, $15B in payments, and 9 years of empirical data, Xactly Corp. is the market leader in on-demand sales performance management. The company’s SPM suite of products enables sales and finance executives to design, implement, manage, audit, and optimize sales compensation management programs easily and affordably. Xactly’s solutions automate the process of aggregating data from disparate systems into a secure, hosted repository, and Xactly then enables companies to leverage this business data, which is the lifeblood of sales performance management.

About Aryaka
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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