Gartner Research

Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers

Published: 30 October 2012

ID: G00223419

Analyst(s): Joe Skorupa , Neil Rickard , Bjarne Munch

Summary

The application delivery controller has evolved into a key component of the data center architecture, and enterprises should evaluate ADCs based on how they integrate with this architecture and support more-advanced features, such as user and traffic control and monitoring.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • A10 Networks
    • Array Networks
    • Barracuda Networks
    • Brocade
    • Cisco
    • Citrix Systems
    • Coyote Point
    • F5
    • Radware
    • Riverbed
    • Sangfor
    • Strangeloop
  • Vendors Added or Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

  • Evaluation Criteria
    • Ability to Execute
    • Completeness of Vision
  • Quadrant Descriptions
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
    • Visionaries
    • Niche Players

Context

Market Overview

Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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