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Aryaka Named to Vertical Systems Group 2018 U.S. Carrier Managed SD-WAN Services LEADERBOARD

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the global leader in managed SD-WAN, today announced it has been named
to Vertical Systems Group 2018
U.S. Carrier Managed SD-WAN Services LEADERBOARD
. The eight
companies included on the LEADERBOARD had the highest market shares of
installed Carrier Managed SD-WAN customer sites in the U.S. as of
year-end 2018.

Vertical Systems Group defines a Carrier Managed SD-WAN Service as a
carrier-grade offering for business customers that is managed by a
network operator, utilizes an SDN architecture, enables dynamic customer
edge site connectivity and provides centralized network control and
visibility end-to-end. This definition aligns with MEF
terminology for an SD-WAN service.

Rick Malone, principal of Vertical Systems Group said, “Providers in the
Carrier Managed segment of the SD-WAN market have emerged as the best
choice for delivering large scale, complex and resilient SD-WAN services

According to Vertical Systems Group, the eight companies included in the
2018 U.S. Carrier Managed SD-WAN Services LEADERBOARD address the
rapidly changing networking requirements of enterprise and large
business customers worldwide. The company’s latest Vertical
, Managed SD-WAN Services Reality Check, says that the four
interrelated Cs – Cost, Cloud, Connectivity and Control – are what’s
driving customer migration to SD-WAN services.

“We are honored to be named to the Vertical Systems Group Leaderboard
for Carrier Managed SD-WAN service. It is a great validation of the
unique value that Aryaka brings with its highly innovative technology
stack and its global network. We believe the best way for global
enterprises to accelerate WAN transformation is to consume their WAN as
a fully managed global service, in much the same way as they experience
SaaS applications and infrastructure-as-service cloud providers,” said
Shashi Kiran, Chief Marketing Officer at Aryaka.

In the past six months, Aryaka has made major business strides. Earlier
this month, the company announced it has closed a $50 million Series F
round of funding led by Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing. And the
company’s momentum has translated into numerous high-profile customer
wins. To name a few, in the last few months, the company announced it
has become a strategic service provider to HMSHost International, part
of Autogrill S.p.A., the world’s largest global operator of food and
beverage outlets at airports, train and service stations. Pilot Freight
Services, a transportation and logistics company and the largest
privately held U.S. freight forwarder, selected Aryaka for their SD-WAN
as the company embarked on their digital transformation. Makino, a
global leader in metal-cutting and manufacturing technology, selected
Aryaka’s SD-WAN as-a-Service to respond to customers faster and enable
their cloud migration. And Element Solutions Inc., a global, diversified
producer of high technology specialty chemical products and provider of
technical services, selected Aryaka’s managed SD-WAN to consolidate its
global infrastructure of 200+ sites.

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About Aryaka

Aryaka is a world leader in accelerating WAN transformation for global
enterprises. With over 800+ enterprise customers, and growing rapidly,
Aryaka is the industry benchmark for managed SD-WAN solutions. Aryaka’s
highly integrated offering brings together a global network with a
highly innovative technology stack for WAN optimization, security and
cloud services, all delivered as a managed service.

About Vertical Systems Group

Vertical Systems Group is recognized worldwide as a leading market
research and strategic consulting firm specializing in defensible
quantification of the networking industry. For more information see
and Twitter @VerticalSys.