Cloud Solutions Managing Director, Andre Meyer, confirmed Aryaka formed an important part of our overall Cloud strategy. "The Cloud has introduced many benefits for data and application sharing however with many major SaaS applications being hosted outside of Asia there is a need to ensure performance is as good as if the application was installed locally on the LAN".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.
Another issue that many Asia based enterprises face is the restrictions that China place on Cloud applications. Google, Microsoft, Facebook and other key cloud application providers do not work in China via normal ISP internet connections. Connecting all China branch offices via expensive MPLS lines to their headquarters outside of China is something most companies will not invest in simply to gain access to Cloud based applications due to the costs and infrastructural changes required.
With Aryaka, who has ports in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai coming on stream, China access can be provided very cost effectively via their SaaS cloud model. This solves the issue of providing secure access to all Cloud and business applications hosted outside of China, without reconstruction of a customers WAN typology.
Cloud Solutions continues to demonstrate their commitment to Cloud Computing by adding to their portfolio IP based Cloud acceleration. So from zero cloud computers on the desktop, VDI, Virtual File Servers to applications hosted in Private Clouds or Public Clouds and now WAN optimisation, our leadership will continue to grow in this discipline of computing.