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Latency and Application Performance: Are They Mutually Exclusive?

As principal architect at Aryaka, I meet with the IT teams of potential customers for in-depth discussions about how to enhance their global application performance and deliver a seamless user experience to their employees around the world. It’s a significant challenge today, when even mission-critical enterprise applications are commonly hosted in far-off cloud datacenters and […]

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How Aryaka Optimizes WAN Traffic with Fewer Application Acceleration Proxies

In my last blog, I discussed why application proxies are becoming less frequently used in the WAN Optimization space today. To recap, the NUMBER ONE reason that technology has largely moved away from the “Layer-7 Proxy” model is because of the high propensity to “break” many of the applications they purport to help. The Aryaka […]

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5 Reasons Why WAN Optimization Has Evolved Beyond Application Proxies

Understanding Application Proxies An Application Proxy was a piece of software that was inserted into the middle of an application data stream (generally operating between layers 4 -7 of the OSI model) as a shim to “fix” a characteristic of the application that caused it to perform poorly over a WAN connection. These “fixes” tended […]

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How an Agile Network Helps You Own the Globe

For companies that rely on making real-time information available across globally distributed offices, agility can be a major concern. 1) They want to connect remote offices quickly, and 2) They want a fast, reliable network. So, why is agility so important? The math is fairly simple: speed equals productivity. Taking months to connect an office […]

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Forget the edge. Here’s the Real Cloud Networking Solution. . .

Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen news coming from the old-school networking incumbents announcing that they are making moves to improve the performance of cloud-based applications. It’s no secret that the future of enterprise apps is in the cloud, so when we hear about “cloud networks” and “acceleration to branch offices,” we expect to […]

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40 Years of the Evolving Enterprise WAN – A Walk Down Memory Lane

Study the past if you would define the future. Confucius, Chinese Philosopher and Reformer So, what does the next-generation WAN look like? In an attempt to answer this question, I thought I’d look back in time, to see how the WAN has evolved so far. The evolution of the WAN has followed the evolution of […]

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Is Your Enterprise WAN All–In?

When you’re in Vegas, you know that the house has an advantage on whatever game you decide to gamble your hard-earned money on. They don’t build those fancy casinos on the backs of winners, after all! The same is true with traditional enterprise networking. Traditional MPLS and appliance-based WAN Optimization vendors offer very little flexibility […]

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Managing Global Networks is No Fairy Tale

Maybe you’ve never associated the IT problems of network managers with Cinderella’s, but having to chase and resolve endless latency and packet loss concerns on the global WAN really keeps the tech folks locked away. They aren’t getting the time to attend the “ball” of more strategic work: planning new innovation, heightening security, boosting Big […]

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We partnered with AVANT … Three Reasons You Should Too

At Aryaka, we’re disrupting the enterprise WAN market with our software-defined, ultra-optimized, multi-tenant private WAN as-a-Service. As a company that provides next-generation, cloud-based networks to global businesses, we are partnering with strategic, cloud-ready partners who understand the pain with legacy technologies, and what today’s agile corporations need. AVANT’s technology portfolio is forward-thinking, and born in […]

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Dissecting Cloud Security Strategies at the IT Roadmap Conference, San Jose

After spending more than 20 years in the IT and cloud security industry, I have joined Aryaka Networks, a company headquartered in Silicon Valley that is revolutionizing the enterprise WAN space. I lead Aryaka’s Global Security and IT functions, and I’m chartered with making Aryaka the most secure solution in the market while establishing fully […]

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The Zero-Compromise WAN Manifesto

In our global economy, enterprises rely on the WAN to conduct business with branch offices, overseas partners, suppliers, and more. When you do business overseas, you shouldn’t have to compromise between speed and performance on one hand, and cost and agility on the other. If you rely on the public Internet to access overseas digital […]

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Feeling like MPLS means More Pay Less Service? Consider this.

  Here’s a quick quiz. Question 1: Is your company looking to globalize? Question 2: Are you moving your applications to the cloud? If you answered yes to either of these, you might reconsider the value of your MPLS. Companies of all sizes are desperate for performance, bandwidth, and low latency. And today’s go-to solution […]

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