Data Center Virtualization and Virtual Appliance Drive Application Delivery Controllers Market

According to a recent report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for information about the telecommunications and networking industries, the Application Delivery Controller market is forecast to exceed $2 billion in 2016. Sales from virtual appliances are forecast to rise from less than $50 million in 2011 to almost $500 Million in 2016.

“Within the Application Delivery Controller market, we see increasing strength in virtual appliances and expect this growth to continue throughout our forecast horizon,” said Casey Quillin, Senior Analyst of Data Center Appliance Market Research at Dell’Oro Group. “Virtual appliances can quickly be deployed in production networks as unexpected or unplanned needs arise, such as supplementing existing hardware with a virtual appliance for peak load or surge situations. Also, most virtual appliances offer a pay-as-you-grow model and don’t require a large upfront investment, such as a high end piece of hardware that is only half utilized. This favorable pricing model opens the door to smaller projects, thereby expanding the total available market,” Quillin added.

In terms of revenue, the three largest virtual appliance vendors in the Application Delivery Controller market today are: Citrix, F5, and Riverbed.

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The Dell’Oro Group Data Center Appliance 5-Year Forecast Report offers complete, in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, units shipped and average selling prices for Application Delivery Controller (Modular, Fixed and Virtual) and WAN Optimization (Physical and Virtual).