ADN solutions are highly adopted by Enterprise and SMEs
Application Delivery Network (ADN) is the combination of WAN optimization controllers (WOCs) and application delivery controllers (ADCs). It is an advanced traffic management device, often referred to as a web switch, content switch, or multi-layer switch, the purpose of which is to distribute traffic among a number of servers or geographically dislocated sites based on application specific criteria.
With organizations embracing BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) which is offering its employees the freedom to work from anywhere and any device, it is offering as one of the major drivers of the ADN market, as any increase in network virtualization in a BYOD environment will enhance scope for this market. Datacenter consolidation & virtualization and increasing adoption of cloud and enterprise mobility are further driving the growth for this market, with a major pull coming in from SMBs, which are shifting from manual load balancing techniques to advanced ADN technology.
Key Takeaways: The need for higher business agility along with cost-control measures will play a key role in driving the ADN market. Since the adoption of web-based applications is causing threats for company’s business-critical information, companies are increasingly adopting ADN solutions to protect their critical information from malware attacks and against data loss. The global ADN market is expected to grow from $3.23 billion in 2013 to $5.82 billion in 2018, representing a CAGR growth of 12.5% during the same period.
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