Ashwath Nagaraj is the founder and CTO of Aryaka, the leading global SD-WAN provider, and has been responsible for building Aryaka’s vision and technology since its inception. As part of the founding team, Ashwath has been responsible for building Aryaka’s vision and technology since its inception in 2009.
Ashwath has previously been part of three successful San Francisco Bay Area companies. He was Founder, CTO and VP of Engineering at Allegro Systems, a security startup. Allegro Systems was acquired by Cisco Systems in September 2001 for $185 million. At Cisco, Ashwath held senior management positions in the Security Technology Group, and the Internet Switching Business Unit.
Prior to Allegro, Ashwath was part of the founding team at Assured Access Technologies, which developed WAN access and aggregation products. Assured Access was acquired by Alcatel in 1999 for $350M. Before Assured Access, Ashwath was one of the principal architects and Director (Engineering) at Mylex, a leading RAID/storage company in the SF Bay Area. He has also held management positions at Schlumberger, Tata Elxsi and PSI Data Systems. He holds 17 patents in storage, security, architecture and networking.
Ashwath received his undergraduate degree in electronics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Ashwath Nagaraj and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.
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