Aryaka Founder Ashwath Nagaraj to Present at SNW Fall 2011 Storage, Data Center and IT Infrastructure Conference

Aryaka Founder and VP of Engineering, Nagaraj to Provide Industry Perspective on Networking Strategies for Distributed Data and Cloud-Based WAN Optimization to Increase Application Performance

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 5, 2011) - Aryaka (, provider of the world's first cloud-based WAN optimization and application acceleration solution, announced today that it will be participating in the SNW Fall 2011 conference Oct. 10-13 in Orlando, Florida, a gathering of leading industry experts in managing information infrastructure. Aryaka founder and Vice President of Engineering, Ashwath Nagaraj will lead a session titled "Industry perspective: Networking Strategies for Distributed Data." Nagaraj will discuss storage challenges as they apply to the cloud and his unique industry perspective.

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.

Ashwath Nagaraj, Aryaka Founder and Vice President of Engineering

Ashwath Nagaraj will lead a discussion about cloud-based WAN optimization in a session titled "Industry Perspective: Networking Strategies for Distributed Data."

1:55 p.m. ET, October 10, 2011

JW Marriott Grande Lakes, Orlando, Florida

About SNW
Produced by Computerworld and co-owned by Computerworld and SNIA (The Storage Networking Industry Association), SNW brings together top information technology executives, leading product and service providers and key industry influencers to discuss latest trends in cloud computing, energy efficient data centers, virtualization, and storage.

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

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Contact Information:

Sonal Puri
Aryaka Networks, Inc.
(408) 273-8420 x1114

Larry Smalheiser
Trainer Communications
(925) 271-8211