ThoughtWorks Chooses Aryaka Over Riverbed and MPLS

March 27, 2013

Software Development Company Realizes 80 Percent Faster Intra-Office Application Speeds

MILPITAS, Calif. – March 27, 2013 — Aryaka®, the leading provider of WAN Optimization as-a-Service, Network as-a-Service and Application Delivery as-a-Service solutions, has been selected by ThoughtWorks, a global leader in customer software development, to improve the performance of interactive applications between company offices in India, China and the United States. By leveraging Aryaka’s intelligent, optimized network, ThoughtWorks has significantly increased employee collaboration and productivity.

With its corporate headquarters in Chicago, ThoughtWorks depends heavily on centrally hosted applications that require fast, reliable access from anywhere in the world. However, due to the distance between its U.S. data center and numerous international locations, employees experienced extremely slow response time for critical enterprise applications.

To address the need for faster application delivery, ThoughtWorks reviewed multiple WAN Optimization solutions and found that traditional approaches from vendors including Riverbed were too costly and complex. In addition, investing in backhaul Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) links was not only cost-prohibitive but would take months to provision– a luxury ThoughtWorks could not afford.

“PeopleSoft, software-management tools, remote logins and a variety of other critical enterprise applications performed poorly over long distances, especially between our offices in Chicago and China, and similarly between our offices in Fremont and Bangalore,” said Nitin Raina, director of global IT for ThoughtWorks. “We didn’t want to undergo the headaches, cost and lengthy onboarding process with MPLS and Riverbed. Instead, we embraced the idea of WAN Optimization as-a-Service. With Aryaka’s predictable low latency between locations, our applications now run 80 percent faster.”

Aryaka’s WAN Optimization as-a-Service solution packages a dedicated core network with built-in diversity and redundancy based on globally distributed Points of Presence (POPs), coupled with cloud-based technology. With Aryaka’s multi-segment solution, POPs are located near end-user locations.  This translates into far less congestion problems in “the middle mile” than Internet virtual private network (VPN) solutions, and notably better application performance when congestion occurs at the first or last mile versus an appliance solution.

Aryaka delivers the following benefits to ThoughtWorks:

  • Applications run 80 percent faster, including PeopleSoft, Exchange and SVN;
  • 60 percent compression rate, even during peak traffic; and
  • Stable core latency between locations.

“With 2,000 employees around the globe, ThoughtWorks has to ensure critical applications and communications are not compromised by slow network speeds,” said Ajit Gupta, president and CEO, Aryaka.  “By using our WAN Optimization as-a-Service, ThoughtWorks has a simplified and efficient solution that increases business productivity, improves application delivery speeds and reduces IT costs.”

 About Aryaka 

Aryaka delivers application and network performance for the globally distributed enterprise for better collaboration, communication and business productivity. Aryaka eliminates the need for costly Wide Area Networks (WAN) appliances or long-haul private links. Aryaka’s premier WAN Optimization as-a-Service accelerates any application to any location on one affordable, optimized network. Aryaka’s Network as-a-Service provides organizations an optimized network with Quality of Service for instant and reliable business connectivity. Aryaka’s Application Delivery as-a-Service enables distributed business users to quickly access centralized enterprise applications and Cloud resources from anywhere in the world. All services provide end-to-end visibility with 24×7 world-class support. To learn more, visit www.aryaka.com.

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