back to article Help us, SD-WAN to grow fee: Goldman Sachs and pals chuck $50m at Aryaka

Cloudy networking outfit Aryaka is set to expand its ops after netting $50m in its latest funding round, led by Goldman Sachs – the single largest investment in the company to date. One of the participating organizations was Deutsche Telecom Capital Partners, which led the previous round in 2017. Aryaka offers software- …

  1. gerdesj Silver badge

    Help us, SD-WAN to grow fee

    Took me a while to notice the headline riff - good stuff.

  2. Robert Carnegie Silver badge

    It turns out SD-WAN stands for "software-defined"

    And not "Sounds Dodgy". Although -

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: It turns out SD-WAN stands for "software-defined"

      Not dodgy.

      Instead of a single expensive MPLS, get two cheap consumer grade Internet connections. Send traffic over both paths and use clever end points to make it a appear as a single, low-latency link.

      Need redundancy? Do it twice or even use a third/fourth provider if thats an option in your location.

      Pricing? About a third of your existing MPLS costs as long as you aren't pushing too much bandwidth (i.e. 100Mbps when consumer Internet connections in your area only provide 50Mbps) or using the links for local Internet breakout. Latency is typically good enough for voice within your local continent.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    SD-WAN, a massive money saver over pure MPLS and providing you have a decent last mile provider (even with HA) setup it can pay for itself within a year.

    Though this article is missing comparisons with the likes of CATO and the VAR that SD-WAN can bring. Firewall as a service for one, url filtering etc etc. Aryaka is the lite yet expensive option in the SD-WAN world isnt it. What are your experiences folks?

  4. moooooooo

    Why not use ZeroTier ?

    it does SD-WAN amongst other things. And is opensource

    happy to be corrected.

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