Bajaj Electricals deploys Aryaka’s global SD-WAN to improve connectivity between global locations Bangalore: Aryaka, a global SD-WAN provider today said that Bajaj Electricals has chosen its solution to deliver improved network connectivity between its headquarters in Mumbai and and branch offices in China and Dubai. “Our users in China were experiencing a lot of performance issues while using Voice-over-IP (VoIP) and web-conferencing applications. The high jitter and packet loss was undermining our efforts to enable effective communication and collaboration between global employees,” said G Sowmiyanarayanan, General Manager – IT Infrastructure, Bajaj Electricals. “We considered MPLS but chose Aryaka as it demonstrated significantly better and more stable performance during trials. Also, the fast deployment, top-notch customer support, and overall cost-effectiveness was a huge sell for us!,” added Sowmiyanarayanan. Founded in 1938, Bajaj Electricals is one of India’s most reputed consumer electrical equipment manufacturing companies. Prior to deploying Aryaka, the company’s legacy Internet-based wide-area-network (WAN) connectivity failed to meet quality expectations, resulting in frequent disconnects during VoIP and web-conferencing sessions. There was an imperative need to address the resulting loss in collaboration and employee productivity. Bajaj Electricals had considered MPLS but found the solution to be an expensive investment, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, the long deployment timelines of MPLS, which can run into several months, rendered the solution incapable of supporting the company’s business expansion initiatives. But when Bajaj Electricals evaluated Aryaka’s global SD-WAN, the company witnessed significantly faster and more reliable network connectivity between their China and India offices, and dramatic application performance improvements. Aryaka’s solution combines a global private network, WAN Optimization, SD-WAN functionality, 24×7 CCIE-grade customer support, and network and application visibility, to deliver superior global network connectivity that can be deployed in only a few days. On deploying Aryaka, the company experienced many benefits including elimination of disconnects during VoIP calls and web-conferencing sessions, up to two times faster connection setup time, Less than 2% packet loss for real-time traffic, QoS capabilities, fast deployment within days and 24×7 CCIE-level customer support. Further, the performance improvements in China instilled confidence in Bajaj to add another one of their challenging locations, Dubai, to the Aryaka network. Aryaka’s global SD-WAN was operational at Bajaj’s Dubai site within 24 hours of their ISP (Internet Service Provider) provisioning an Internet link – another validation of Aryaka’s rapid deployment model. “Aryaka’s global SD-WAN is the best MPLS alternative in the global network connectivity space,” said Ashwath Nagaraj, Founder and CTO, Aryaka Networks. “It is exciting to see Aryaka gain significant traction in Asia-Pacific, especially China. Many global businesses in this part of the world, like Bajaj Electricals, are looking for smarter alternatives or replacements to legacy connectivity technologies like MPLS. And Aryaka delivers everything they need – performance, agility, reliability, and cost-effectiveness,” added Nagaraj.