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Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers – #Citrix, #NetScaler, #F5

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.

Market Definition/Description

Application delivery controllers (ADCs) provide functions that optimize enterprise application environments. The market evolved from the load-balancing systems that were specifically developed to ensure the availability and scalability of websites. Enterprises use ADCs to optimize reliability, end-user performance, data center resource use and security for a variety of enterprise applications.

Magic Quadrant

Figure 1. Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers
Figure 1.Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers

Source: Gartner (October 2012)

Vendor Strengths and Cautions

A10 Networks

A10 continues to gain market share and brand awareness, especially in Asia, and it is aggressively targeting the North American market. Its product development has placed focus on developing a scalable high-performance platform with a strong feature set but a more limited focus on establishing a data center architectural vision. While strong in its product focus, A10 has demonstrated more limited innovation and still has a more narrow feature support than leading vendors. A10 is a good choice for enterprises seeking a cost-effective…

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//Richard

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