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Aryaka Executives Ashwath Nagaraj and Sonal Puri to Speak at Cloud Computing Expo West

Aryaka Is a Sponsor of Cloud Expo West; Founder, Vice President of Engineering Ashwath Nagaraj and Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Business Development Sonal Puri to Speak on Architecting the New Global Business Cloud (November 08, 2011)

MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/11 -- Aryaka (, provider of the world's first cloud-based WAN optimization and application acceleration solution, is a sponsor of the Cloud Expo West conference and leading a presentation in the "Moving to the Cloud in Practice" track titled "Architecting the New Global Business Cloud." In the session, Nagaraj and Puri will address effective networking strategies to optimize data delivery and application acceleration over an optimized WAN via the cloud. The speakers will highlight new WAN optimization innovations and technologies available for enterprises as well as detail real-world named case studies of how enterprises are successfully leveraging an intelligent network in the cloud to more effectively connect, communicate and collaborate with their distributed workforce.

Nagaraj has founded three successful San Francisco Bay Area companies. Previously, he was founder, CTO and Vice President of Engineering at Allegro Systems, a networking security startup acquired by Cisco Systems in Sept 2001 for $185 million. At Cisco, Nagaraj held senior management positions in the Security Technology Group, and the Internet Switching Business Unit. Prior to Allegro, Nagaraj was founder of Assured Access Technologies, which developed WAN access and aggregation and was acquired by Alcatel in 1999 for $350 million. Before Assured Access, Nagaraj was one of the principal architects and Director (Engineering) at Mylex, a leading RAID/storage company in the Bay Area. He has also held management positions at Schlumberger, Tata Elxsi and PSI Data Systems. Nagaraj holds 12 patents in storage, security, architecture and networking.

Puri, a speaker at multiple IT and business conferences, has more than 15 years of experience with Internet Infrastructure in corporate and business development, channels, sales, and technical marketing. Previously, she headed business development and corporate strategy for Akamai Technologies. Puri also managed global business operations, channels, and business development for Speedera Networks, acquired in 2005 by Akamai Technologies for a stock transaction worth more than $500 million.

Who: Ashwath Nagaraj, Founder and VP of Engineering; and Sonal Puri, Aryaka Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Business Development
What: "Architecting the New Global Business Cloud"
When: 9:55 a.m. PT, Thursday, November 10th
Where: Winchester/Stevens Creek Room, Hyatt 2nd floor, adjoining Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California

About Aryaka
Aryaka is the world's first cloud-based WAN optimization company solving application and network performance issues faced by the distributed enterprise. Aryaka has been named to the 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 appliances as well as long-haul connectivity, and enhances collaboration across locations. It offers significant cost, ease-of-use and performance advantages, helping global companies achieve dramatic productivity gains and increased visibility into their WAN applications, locations and performance, while providing 24/7 world-class support. To learn more, visit Follow us at,, and on

Aryaka is a trademark of Aryaka Networks, Inc. All other brands, products or service names are or may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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