Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers

Archived Published: 29 August 2016 ID: G00292902

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Application delivery controllers are a key component within enterprise and cloud data centers to improve application availability, performance and security. However, the market is in a state of flux, with a growing divergence between the needs of traditional I&O and application-centric personnel.

Table of Contents

  • Market Definition/Description
    • ADC Buyers
  • Magic Quadrant
    • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
      • A10 Networks
      • Amazon Web Services
      • Barracuda Networks
      • Brocade
      • Citrix
      • F5
      • Kemp Technologies
      • Microsoft
      • Nginx
      • Radware
      • Sangfor
    • Vendors Added and Dropped
      • Added
      • Dropped
  • Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria
    • Open-Source Software Considerations
    • Other Players
  • Evaluation Criteria
    • Ability to Execute
    • Completeness of Vision
    • Quadrant Descriptions
      • Leaders
      • Challengers
      • Visionaries
      • Niche Players
  • Context
  • Market Overview
    • Market Drivers
    • ADC Use Cases
    • Revenue and Vendor Landscape
    • Key ADC Features
    • What Has Changed?
      • Proliferation of Application-Centric Influence
      • The Result: The Cloud Makes Load Balancers "Cool" Again
      • Shifting From Hardware to Software
      • Continued Security Interest
      • Management and Orchestration Matters
      • The Result: Change, Innovation, and Simultaneous Aggregation and Disaggregation
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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