Cloud Connect 2011 Announces Aryaka Networks as a Launch Pad Finalist

February 9, 2011

MILPITAS, CA-- February 9, 2011 -- Today Aryaka Networks, provider of the world's first SaaS-based WAN optimization and application acceleration solution, announced that it has been selected as a finalist at the UBM TechWeb Launch Pad 2011 and will present live on the keynote stage on Wednesday, March 9 during Cloud Connect, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. For more information visit: http://launchpad.cloudconnectevent.com/.

Aryaka will showcase their cloud-based WAN optimization solution for the first time at Cloud Connect. Each Launch Pad finalist will have the unique opportunity to present their innovative solutions to the cloud computing community and receive real-time audience feedback.

"Aryaka is excited to showcase our unique solution to industry peers and honored by the community recognition," said Ajit Gupta, founder and CEO of Aryaka. "This opportunity is another validation of our visionary cloud-based approach to WAN optimization."

"The Launch Pad competition at Cloud Connect recognizes those companies that are shaping the cloud computing industry and offers them the opportunity to showcase their latest technological advancements," said Steve Wylie, Cloud Connect General Manager. "We'd like to applaud the innovative solutions that these four Launch Pad finalists have presented to the community. They represent the rapid pace of progress that continues to characterize the cloud computing industry."

After a first round of submissions via Twitter, the Launch Pad Jury selected their favorite eight submissions. These elite eight were then asked to upload a short YouTube video to compete for the title and chance to present at the event. The Cloud Connect community voted and selected four Launch Pad finalists, including Aryaka Networks, to showcase their ideas on Wednesday, March 9. Following a live audience vote, a Launch Pad People's Choice Winner will be announced on-site at Cloud Connect.

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About Cloud Connect
Cloud Connect, produced by UBM TechWeb, is the defining event of the cloud computing industry. As both a conference and an exhibition, Cloud Connect's goal is to chart the course of cloud computing's development by bringing together enterprise IT professionals, developers, infrastructure providers and cloud computing innovators. UBM TechWeb has produced cloud events that define and frame cloud computing discussions since June 2008, including Cloud Summit Executive and Enterprise Cloud Summit at Interop. Cloud Connect is a new one-of-a-kind event that encompasses the entire cloud computing ecosystem featuring Cloud Business Summit, a Launch Pad program, IT & Developer workshops and a full conference program. Cloud Connect will take place March 7-10, 2011 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For more information visit: www.cloudconnectevent.com.

About Aryaka Networks
Founded in November 2008, Aryaka Networks, Inc. delivers SaaS-based WAN optimization and application acceleration as a service with true business results. Headquartered in Milpitas, California, with offices in Bangalore, India, Aryaka is funded by Trinity Ventures, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Nexus Venture Partners and Stanford University. Key advantages of the Aryaka solution include WAN optimization and application acceleration as a service, a globally deployed, secure, available network, rapid deployment, ease of integration, complete end-to-end visibility and a significantly lower total cost of ownership. For more information, visit www.aryaka.com.

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