SOURCE: Aryaka


July 12, 2013 08:00 ET

Aryaka Announces 100 Percent Appliance Buy Back Program for Riverbed Steelhead Customers

New Program Frees Enterprises to Move From Costly, Antiquated Hardware Systems to Cloud-Based WAN Optimization Solutions

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 12, 2013) - Aryaka®, the leading provider of WAN Optimization as-a-Service, Network as-a-Service and Application Delivery as-a-Service solutions, today announced the Riverbed Steelhead 100 Percent Buy Back Program, a new program tailored especially for Riverbed customers to help them break free from the constraints and high costs of on-premise hardware systems and move to the easier to manage, cost-efficient cloud-based WAN optimization from Aryaka. As part of the program, Aryaka will purchase 100 percent of the remaining value of all Riverbed Steelhead appliances, removing one of the last remaining barriers of entry for Aryaka worldwide.

With the Riverbed Steelhead 100 Percent Buy Back Program, enterprises can begin taking advantage of affordable and high-performing WAN optimization services from Aryaka immediately. The program allows all existing Riverbed Steelhead customers to exchange their equipment for up to 100 percent of the remaining value as amortized over 36 months. Customers participating in this program will receive service credits that can be applied to an Aryaka service for up to 20 percent of total monthly recurring spend with Aryaka.

"We designed the Riverbed Steelhead 100 Percent Buy Back Program to help companies remove the constraints imposed by on-premise solutions vendors now rather than wait for refresh cycles on equipment months or years down the road," said Ajit Gupta, president and CEO, Aryaka. "Enterprises are struggling to balance their investment in existing appliances with the uptake of cloud/SaaS services and mobile networks. Aryaka provides the new enterprise with a single solution that can be deployed today for all these networking needs quickly and easily, including WAN Optimization as-a-Service, Network as-a-Service and Application Delivery as-a-Service all across one private network."

Enterprises around the globe that have deployed appliance-based WAN optimization consistently complain about poor global connectivity and that the systems are too complicated to manage themselves, forcing them to buy private links or dedicate more resources to management. As the need for simpler enterprise networking grows, this new program will allow enterprises worldwide to start realizing significant cost-savings while enjoying better network and application performance. Other program benefits include:

  • Faster to deploy and simpler to manage;
  • Private MPLS-like WAN service as part of the package;
  • Zero capital expenditure and lower total cost of ownership;
  • End-to-end WAN and application visibility;
  • High performance, reliable access to cloud services and SaaS; and
  • Fully managed service with 24/7 global support.

"In our search for a WAN optimization solution, Riverbed repeatedly came up as a recommended product, but in digging deeper we discovered that an MPLS investment was required, further adding to our costs," said Bruce Difley, IT director, Hirsch Bedner Associates. "We went with Aryaka's cloud-based solution for its security, connectivity and speed, and were up and running in weeks."

Riverbed customers can begin taking advantage of this program starting today by visiting:

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