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.
Strategic Planning Assumptions
By the end of 2018, more than 30% of enterprises will use containerized ADC form factors in their environments, up from less than 5% today.
By the end of 2017, enterprises will be able to obtain lightweight “container friendly” ADC instances from 90% of the vendors included in this research, up from less than 30% today.
By the end of 2017, three of the top six ADC vendors will support third-party ADC software in their management suites, including open source, up from zero today.