Hardware appliances are losing their grip on the Application Delivery
Controller (ADC (News - Alert)) market, according to a study
released today by ZK Research.
The study, sponsored by Avi
Networks, found that 63% of respondents were considering another ADC
solution for their next purchase, while nearly 40% said they might
choose a cloud-native form factor.
"We're seeing signs of a big shift in the ADC market," said Zeus
Kerravala, Principal Analyst at ZK Research. "Customers' satisfaction
with traditional solutions is tepid, while their interest in
cloud-native solutions is very strong, signaling the industry is on the
precipice of a major shift."
Respondents in the study cited cost, automation and slow deployment as
some of their most common frustrations with their current ADC solution.
More than 80% said provisioning a new load balancer takes anywhere from
days to months. Users of hardware-based ADCs were more than twice as
likely as cloud-native users to report that ADC changes "significantly"
slowed application rollouts.
Configuration was another sticking point, with almost 66% of respondents
unable to automate changes to their ADC.
"It's surprising when you consider the mission-critical importance of
cloud and mobile applications," Kerravala said. "The results suggest
many businesses are losing productivity and revenue and haven't even
assessed the problem."
Kerravala will present findings from the study at a December 6, 2017
Future of Application Delivery: A Study by ZK Research." Among the
points the webinar will address:
For more information, download the ZK Research study here.
To register for the webinar, visit the Avi Networks website:http://info.avinetworks.com/webinars-the-state-of-application-delivery
About Avi Networks
Avi Networks completes enterprises' digital transformation with its
smart load balancer and modern application services. Avi's Vantage
Platform can be deployed across data centers and clouds, delivering
better elasticity, intelligence and cost savings by providing granular
per-tenant and per-app services. Customers enjoy 5X faster application
rollouts, actionable analytics and 70% lower cost.
Avi is backed by leading investors including Greylock, Lightspeed, Menlo
and DAG Ventures.
About ZK Research
Zeus Kerravala (News - Alert) is the founder and Principal Analyst with ZK Research.
Kerravala provides a mix of tactical advice to help his clients in the
current business climate and long term strategic advice. Kerravala
provides research and advice to the following constituents: End user IT
and network managers, vendors of IT hardware, software and services.
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