MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 16, 2015) - Aryaka®, the leading cloud networking provider, announced today that Harding Safety, the world's leading manufacturer and supplier of marine life-saving systems, has deployed Aryaka's software-defined, optimized network to achieve enterprise-grade performance and stable connectivity between their sites in Norway and China. "As a company that manufactures and supplies life-saving systems, time is always of the essence for us. We evaluated multiple traditional network providers, who expected us to wait for several months before the network was up and running. We needed a proven solution operational quickly," said Eskil Moen, IT Manager at Harding Safety. "Aryaka was the only solution that worked, in terms of both agility and performance. Their Network for the Cloud is truly impressive technology!"

Prior to deploying Aryaka, Harding Safety was facing significant latency and packet loss issues between their offices. Latency was as high as 430 milliseconds. With packet drop rates as high as 20% over their previously existing IP-VPN links, application performance was miserable. The enterprise network thus acted as a barrier to collaboration, and business productivity was hit.

When Harding Safety was evaluating traditional MPLS and appliance-based solutions as an alternative, they soon became aware of the limitations of these technologies. The lengthy deployment schedules of MPLS (in the range of 3-6 months) did not align well with the company's culture of agile innovation, and CapEx-heavy appliance-based solutions would result in maintenance and management challenges.

Harding Safety was impressed with Aryaka's unique cloud delivery model that enabled their network to be set up in a matter of hours. Compared to their earlier network architecture, they experienced the following benefits over Aryaka:

  • Up to 15x faster application performance

  • Over 80% data reduction across all applications

  • 0-1% packet loss

  • End-to-End network visibility through the MyAryaka™ portal

  • Single day deployment

  • 24x7 customer support

About Harding Safety

Harding Safety is the global market leader in marine life-saving systems, with a solid track record of deliveries to offshore installations and vessels worldwide. Based on a strong tradition of innovation and standards of safety at sea, spanning over 80 years, the company emerged as the world's leading manufacturer and supplier of lifesaving equipment. Harding Safety developed the first lifeboat (FF1200) for the North Sea, and has over 70,000 square meters of roof-covered production area. The company offers fully integrated packages of lifeboats, davits, hooks, winches, cruise tenders, and rescue boats, backed by the largest service network in the industry.

About Aryaka

Aryaka's Network for the Cloud is the only software-defined, optimized, cloud-delivered network built on a global, multi-tenant, private backbone. Aryaka's services have over 10 million users across 4,000+ sites globally. Leading brands such as Skullcandy, Air China, Freescale Semiconductor and ThoughtWorks, as well as partners like Microsoft Azure, AWS, Intelisys and SK Broadband, have all chosen Aryaka for their enterprise-grade networking needs.

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Aryaka Media Contact

Shehzad Karkhanawala
Public Relations Manager
408-273-8420 x 2064