Aryaka Wins THINKstrategies’ Best of SaaS Showplace Award Cloud-based Wide-Area Network (WAN) Optimization as-a-Service Improves Application and Network Performance to Reduce Costs and Increase Productivity

Aryaka, the world’s first cloud-based WAN optimization as-a-service, today announced that THINKstrategies, Inc., the leading strategic consulting company focused on the business implications of the on-demand services market, has named Aryaka the winner of the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Awards. This program is aimed at promoting the measurable business benefits delivered by today’s Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions.

The BoSS Awards are part of an ongoing program in THINKstrategies’ new Cloud Computing Showplace and recognize SaaS companies producing tangible business benefits for specific user organizations. These benefits can include increased sales, lower costs, higher customer satisfaction, faster operations and greater profitability.

“We are pleased to be recognized by THINKstrategies and the Cloud Showplace with the BoSS Award,” said Ajit Gupta, Aryaka Founder, President and CEO. “Aryaka was created to democratize technology for the ‘other 95 percent’ of globally distributed enterprises that could not afford traditional WAN optimization appliances or recently riveted partner offerings. Our unique, clean sheet service is garnering the attention of the entire market, not just the Fortune few.”

“As organizations become more dependent on network-oriented business applications and processes, they need optimal bandwidth availability and performance to ensure maximum productivity,”stated Jeffrey M. Kaplan, the founder of the SaaS Showplace, which is now a part of the new Cloud Computing Showplace, and Managing Director of THINKstrategies, the strategic consulting firm which conceived and administers the Showplace.”Aryaka’s cloud-based WAN optimization solution enables enterprises to more easily and cost-effectively optimize their application performance to maximize their productivity.”

An example of the measurable business benefits which can be derived from Aryaka’s solution isAccept Software which realized the following benefits:

• 96% reduction in bandwidth (28X increase in capacity)

• Source code checkout times reduced from 2 hours down to 20 minutes – 6X faster

• Overall improvement of 2X for encrypted and 5X for non-encrypted traffic

• Productivity gains through increased application responsiveness recovering 3 hours of productivity per employee, per day, which translates to $20,000 saved per month in lost productivity

About Aryaka

Aryaka is the world’s first cloud-based WAN optimization as-a-service company solving application and network performance issues faced by the distributed enterprise. Aryaka has been named to Dow Jones VentureWire FASTech 50 innovative startups for 2011, a “Cool Vendor” by a leading analyst firm and a GigaOm Structure 50 company that will shape the future of cloud computing. Aryaka eliminates the need for expensive and complex WAN optimization appliances as well as long-haul connectivity, and enhances collaboration across corporate locations, data centers and cloud services. It offers significant cost benefits, ease-of-use, instant deployment, performance advantages, dramatic productivity gains and real-time visibility into WAN applications, locations and performance, while providing 24/7 world-class support. To learn more, visit Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Linkedin.

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