|By Business Wire
|March 14, 2014 03:55 PM EDT
Market research firm Infonetics
Research released market share and preliminary analysis for
application delivery controllers and WAN optimization products from its 4th
quarter 2013 (4Q13) and year-end Data
Center Network Equipment report.
Market revenue for data center Ethernet switches and Ethernet switches
sold in bundles, along with updated forecasts and more detailed analysis
for all product categories, will be available March 11.
“Virtual application delivery controller (ADC) revenue is growing fast
as cloud services, hybrid cloud, and the shift to cloud-architected data
centers create demand for virtual appliances,” notes Cliff
Grossner, Ph.D., directing analyst for data center and cloud at Infonetics
“Hardware-based ADCs aren’t going away anytime soon. They still provide
the performance required by larger-scale deployments, and vendors are
working to fold in other services such as security, application traffic
monitoring, and predictive analytics,” continues Grossner.
“This will keep the market for hardware-based appliances healthy even as
a portion of the ADC market turns to virtual appliances.”
DATA CENTER MARKET HIGHLIGHTS
Global application delivery controller (ADC) revenue grew 10% in 4Q13
from 3Q13, and finished 2013 at $1.75 billion, up 4% over 2012, when
the previous record high was set
ADC virtual appliances are going mainstream, accounting for 14% of ADC
revenue in 4Q13; Citrix is the market share leader in this
F5 continues to lead the overall ADC market, but Citrix was the
big winner upon Cisco’s exit from the space, gaining 5 points
in market share
In 4Q13, WAN optimization revenue is up 4% sequentially, but remains
on an overall downward trajectory, down 8% from the year-ago 4th
Vendors are adding mobility functionality to WAN optimization products
to drive new revenue while waiting for the cloud to have a positive
The top 3 vendors in the WAN optimization space are Riverbed, Cisco,
and Blue Coat
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Infonetics’ quarterly data
center equipment report provides worldwide and regional market size,
vendor market share, forecasts through 2018, analysis, and trends for
data center network equipment including data center Ethernet switches,
application delivery controllers (ADCs), WAN optimization appliances,
and Ethernet switches sold in bundles. Vendors tracked: A10,
Alcatel-Lucent, Arista, Array Networks, Barracuda, Blue Coat, Brocade,
Cisco, Citrix, Dell, F5, HP, Huawei, IBM (BNT), Juniper, Kemp, Radware,
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