Aryaka, an enabler of fully managed SD-WAN and SASE solutions, has appointed Srini Addepalli as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Srini is a security and edge computing expert with more than 25 years of industry experience and brings to the company deep technical experience.
“Srini is an industry visionary with his recent work on Cloud Native SASE and how the framework/platform can be realized for a truly integrated networking and security infrastructure, which makes him the ideal fit to help expand Aryaka’s profile,” said Renuka Nadkarni, chief product officer at Aryaka. “We’re also struck by his ability to translate marketing requirements into product and engineering specifications. We look forward to Srini moving our technology and innovation to new heights.”
Srini will report to Renuka Nadkarni, Chief Product Officer at Aryaka and will be responsible for innovating on Aryaka’s existing cloud native platform to propel it into a next generation SASE platform.
Prior to joining Aryaka, Srini was a technology strategist and architect at Intel, where he incubated multiple open-source edge computing and security initiatives including Service Mesh, a cloud native secure access service edge (SASE) framework, a distributed hardware security model (HSM), and multi edge/cloud orchestration technologies. Before Intel, he held the Fellow position at Freescale and CTO position at Intoto Inc., which was acquired by Freescale in 2008. At Intoto, Srini was instrumental in leading the development of the company’s gateway and unified threat management (UTM) product lines. He holds multiple patents in networking and security technologies and has a Bachelor of Engineering degree with honors in electrical and electronics engineering from Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani in India.
“We are in very interesting times with fast changing macro dynamics,” said Srini. “Aryaka’s innovative technology with a cloud native and extensible architecture has the flexibility and feature velocity to help enterprises around the world lower costs while promoting their growth and protecting their network’s performance and security. I am excited to join Aryaka and take it to these new heights.”