Gartner Research

The Future of Application Delivery Is (Partly) Cloudy

Published: 31 October 2014

ID: G00261402

Analyst(s): Joe Skorupa , Mark Fabbi

Summary

Application traffic flows have become less deterministic, and infrastructure architects can no longer rely solely on centralized appliances to provide necessary application delivery and security services. New deployment models are emerging to help enterprises with this transition.

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  • Impact

Analysis

Impact and Recommendations

  • New application architectures are changing network traffic patterns, taking ADCs, WOCs and application security devices out of the data flow, forcing infrastructure architects to rethink their application delivery strategy to include cloud-based services
    • Applications Are Leaving the Data Center
    • Browser Is the New Web Server

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