The Application Delivery Controller (ADC) Market Posted Record Revenues in 3Q12
Redwood City, Calif. – December 12, 2012 – Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, the ADC market continued to see strength with revenues growing six percent sequentially to $414 million in calendar 3Q12. The growth in the quarter was primarily driven by strength in physical high-end modular appliances and virtual appliances, up 9 and 24 percent, respectively.
"Modular physical appliance revenue bounced back this quarter after a seven percent decline in 2Q12," said Casey Quillin, Senior Analyst at Dell'Oro Group. "This quarter we saw strength in these higher-end products which we attribute to a strong early ramp of F5's new VIPRION 8-slot chassis. Virtual appliances, climbed to nine percent of total ADC market revenue-share this quarter, more than double the revenue-share in the same quarter last year," Quillin added.
The report also indicates that within the ADC market, sales of virtual appliances are estimated to triple in calendar 2012. Vendors who currently offer virtual Application Delivery Controllers include A10, Cisco, Citrix, F5, Coyote Point, and Riverbed.
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