Gartner Research

Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers

Published: 06 October 2015

ID: G00270457

Analyst(s): Danilo Ciscato, Andrew Lerner, Mark Fabbi, Joe Skorupa

Summary

The application delivery controller is a key component within enterprise and cloud data centers to improve availability, security and performance of applications. Application-centric personnel are increasingly influencing ADC selections, which is accelerating innovation and change in the market.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • A10 Networks
    • Amazon Web Services
    • Array Networks
    • Barracuda Networks
    • Brocade
    • Citrix
    • F5 Networks
    • Kemp Technologies
    • Radware
    • Sangfor
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped
    • Other Players

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

  • Inclusion Criteria
  • Exclusion Criteria

Evaluation Criteria

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

Context

Market Overview

  • Features
  • Hardware Versus Software
  • Market Drivers
  • Vendor Differentiation
  • Buying Profiles
  • What Has Changed?
    • The Emerging Application-Centric Buyer
    • Increased Security Interest
    • Cloud-Based (OTT) ADC Delivery
    • Geopolitical Issues
  • The Result: Change, Innovation, and Simultaneous Aggregation and Disaggregation

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  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision
  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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