Aryaka Networks says its customers can now get access to end-to-end quality of service assurance from its WAN optimization software as a service.
Networks has added quality of service support to its WAN optimization service
that provides customers with a portal dashboard to prioritize their
applications on the network, the company said.
tools as software as a service. Organizations don't need to
pay for new appliances or worry about costly deployments, Ajit Gupta, founder
and CEO of Aryaka, told eWEEK. IT managers
can use the Web-based MyAryaka portal to monitor network performance and
traffic flows, said Gupta.
new QoS support is available to all customers immediately without requiring any
downtime or upgrade, Sonal Puri, vice president of marketing and sales at
Aryaka, told eWEEK.
are in "control of QoS and network performance" without having to
deploy and manage "complex, on-premises WAN optimization appliances,"
end-to-end QoS is subject to each provider's configuration, which may not be
consistently implemented or followed, according to Aryaka. In contrast, Aryaka
manages the global network infrastructure and controls all the network hops,
allowing it to deliver consistent service and performance end to end, the
the MyAryaka portal, IT managers can flag each type of traffic or application
on the network to indicate its performance priority level, said Aryaka. The
classifications are transactional, real-time, productivity, critical and best
effort. Database transactions are likely to be classified as transactional,
while voice-over-IP and streaming video may be real-time, file transfers as
best effort and e-mail as productivity, said Aryaka.
can now plan for applications they didn't think they had bandwidth for, such as
video streaming, Puri said. "The more customers work with Aryaka, the more
they think about new applications they want to prioritize on their networks,"
she said. The service also allows customers to weigh traffic instead of just
flat-out priority, she said.
WAN optimization service helps customers reduce bandwidth usage and mitigate
latency issues, Gupta said. The data travels from customer networks and is
optimized as it passes through Aryaka data centers in the United
States, Europe and Asia
before reaching its destination, Gupta said.
WAN optimization solutions did not adequately address the needs of most
enterprises," he said. "Organizations were deluged with appliances and
burdened by their inherent cost and complexity."
Aryaka's pay-as-you-go model, customers pay a flat monthly per-site fee that is
adjusted for the bandwidth of the connection to Aryaka's nearest point of
presence. Having WAN optimization as a service makes the technology much more
affordable for small and midsize enterprises, many of which need to optimize
networks but can't afford the costs, said Gupta. Customers can "kick back
and relax" because Aryaka is taking care of everything, he said.
are "never overspending or underspending" in a SaaS model, Puri said.
Customers always have the "current code and the right amount of resources,"
don't have to worry about any kind of client-side setup activities to get started
on Aryaka, and all real-time monitoring and management is available through the
MyAryaka browser-based interface, Gupta said. Aryaka offers customers the "advantages
of a private cloud combined with the economics of a public cloud," said
uses a number of methods to help customers make networks operate more
efficiently, such as deduplication, which transmits only changes made to a file
rather than the complete file each time, Gupta said. Instead of sending the
same file over the network each time, Aryaka figures out what changed, pushes
those elements over the network and assembles the changes into the previously
transmitted copy, he said.
POP centers are distributed in some of the
largest metropolitan areas around the world so that they can connect to a
majority of corporate branches with less than 10 milliseconds of delay between
sites, Gupta said. Traffic is optimized as it passes through each POP,
the customer site has a low-bandwidth connection to Aryaka's POP,
the company installs an appliance on-site to optimize and boost network
performance of that initial jump into Aryaka's cloud, Gupta said. The company
does not charge for the appliances.
is a "fundamental architecture and business model shift to how application
acceleration and WAN optimization should be delivered," Gupta said.
service is similar to Virtela's
, with the key difference being that Aryaka uses its own software
to optimize network connections while Virtela stitches together a combination
of WAN optimization products onto its integrated platform.