Aryaka’s SASE Strategy And Why Gartner’s Wan Edge Infrastructure Report Is ‘Old School’
Aryaka’s CEO and chief marketing and product officer talked about SD-WAN’s evolution to SASE, how COVID-19 shaped its product development efforts, and why the company wasn’t featured in Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for WAN Edge Infrastructure report.
What do you think will emerge as the big networking trend of 2021?
Kiran: The biggest transition we’re seeing is how networks can help [enterprises] manage change. A lot of enterprises have spent quite a bit of money on what they thought would be their architecture for the next ten years and suddenly, that architecture had to really shift overnight. -When we engage with CIOs and partners, now they are looking at how flexible [network architecture] can be and how it can enable them to manage change better and faster, without adding a lot of cost. We’re seeing the shift happen toward as a service delivery and cloud. [Businesses] are all used to consuming apps from the cloud. Now, they want the network to be the same -- [they want] the network to be as simple to consume as any application from the cloud.