January 9, 2018

Are Legacy Hardware Based ADCs Holding Companies Back?

The world is becoming increasingly software defined. Everything from routers to firewalls is moving from hardware to software--in the process, expanding scalability, improving management and lowering costs. At the same time, cloud and virtual environments are taking off and are often interwoven with software.

There has been a reluctance to make a move toward one segment--application delivery controllers (ADCs). The hesitation used to be easy to understand. After all, these critical devices perform several functions in most data centers, including load balancing, application acceleration, auto-scaling and security for on-premises or public cloud applications. But after many other critical applications have made the leap, the bias against moving to software appears to be shifting, according to the results from a new ZK Research survey. The ZK Research 2017 ADC Study shows that companies are looking to experiment with cloud, software and virtual form factors to solve their ADC challenges.  Continue reading ...

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