Microsoft has chosen Aryaka, a provider of software-defined networking in a wide area network (SD-WAN) technology, as a launch partner for its new Microsoft Azure Networking Managed Services Providers Program.
Aryaka will combine its SD-WAN platform with Microsoft’s Azure Networking Services Virtual WAN (vWAN) offering to make it quicker and easier for enterprises to connect to the Azure cloud from multiple locations worldwide. In addition, Aryaka will monitor the VWAN on behalf of customers, providing them with a single overview of their Azure virtual networks (VNET).
“We are proud to be one of the first SD-WAN technology vendors participating in today’s launch with a unified offering, setting the stage for a more cohesive and easier to consume service,” said Shashi Kiran, CMO of Aryaka. “The advantages of this new managed offering include an optimised architecture that permits enterprises to better scale their Azure VNET deployments, a simplified branch to Azure VNET connectivity, and a faster response to service activation and change.”
The partnership between Microsoft Azure and Aryaka means that companies will no longer have to build their own SD-WAN; instead they can simply consume it.
“We are excited to be working with Aryaka as a launch partner for our Azure Virtual WAN offering,” said Ross Ortega, partner manager for Azure Marketing at Microsoft. “The combination of our global infrastructure and Aryaka’s dedicated Microsoft Azure access and monitoring will ease adoption of our networking services.”