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Radware: ADC technology has reached maturity and is no longer just load balancing. After the introduction of virtualization, cloud, software defined data center (SDDC) and Devops model, it architecture has developed rapidly. They have changed the development status of application delivery controller (ADC) technology, and also affected the integration of ADC with the current IT environment. The core ADC technology has been mature and stable. After 20 years of development, load balancing technology has been deeply rooted in the hearts of the people. Enterprises are looking for ways to integrate ADC functions into a new IT environment

recently, Gartner has released the 2016 application delivery controller (ADC) Magic Quadrant *. Radware believes that the Magic Quadrant reflects the changing environment faced by ADC manufacturers. The reason for this result is the continuous development of IT architecture and the popularization of ADC technology in enterprise system design

Figure 1: application delivery controller Magic Quadrant

adc has gone beyond the basic function of load balancing

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at the end of the day, enterprises hope that their applications are still available and can run at their best. Using server load balancing (SLB), global load balancing (GSLB), identity authentication, web application firewall (WAF), or web performance optimization (WPO) and other technologies, ADC technology can help enterprises achieve this goal

the transformation from fixed hardware based infrastructure to software definition and virtualization solutions requires the integration of different technologies provided by ADC. The arrangement and automation of these components are essential for building a flexible and scalable it model, which has attracted attention from all walks of life. From SDDC, network function Virtualization (nfv) to Devops, the unified orchestration and automation of ADC services is one of the keys to the success of these it models

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thanks to the operational efficiency of orchestration and automation, ADC can better provide application performance indicators for enterprises. All enterprises have expectations for the performance of different applications in the network. Enterprises can define application SLAs, but how can enterprises measure the end-to-end performance of applications

adc can be used as a reverse agent to provide visibility of key application performance for all enterprises. For dynamic virtual environment, application performance monitoring (APM) is essential, so that enterprises can understand when problems occur in the changing network environment and how to deal with them, while maintaining the SLA of applications

flexible and stable

thanks to the dynamic unified it organization using the continuous development cycle, Devops unified the virtual architecture. This means that changes will occur more frequently, and the IT infrastructure must have the flexibility to adapt to this business process. ADC technology must also be integrated into the new Devops process using tools such as openstack, puppet or ansible

however, enterprises cannot sacrifice stability in order to achieve flexibility. The operation visibility should be maintained while the application is running, so as to realize the control of the system. Continuous development means that there should be a feedback loop in the enterprise system that can continuously monitor the application, allowing the editing and automation system to adjust the modified data

more functions

because ADC goes beyond the function of load balancing, and its security function is more and more valued by people, the value of ADC solutions is also changing. ADC must be integrated into the virtual environment and Devops process through orchestration and automation tools. ADC must be able to provide enterprises with important functions beyond its core solutions, such as operational visibility of application performance, indicators and strategy adjustments for management and scheduling solutions, etc

adc's core functions are mature and stable, but it environment and enterprises are not. The IT architecture of enterprises is constantly changing, because more and more enterprises choose to migrate from hardware based network topology to software defined and virtual solutions, or hybrid solutions. ADC technology is becoming increasingly important in the IT environment, which is also reflected in Gartner's annual ADC magic that does not exist in the more advanced problem quadrant of the two

note: Gartner does not issue official recognition for any manufacturers, products or services described in the Magic Quadrant, nor does it recommend that technology users only choose those manufacturers in the leader quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is only a research tool, not a specific guide to action. The Gartner research report only contains the views of Gartner research institutions. Gartner does not undertake any express or implied warranty for this research, including the warranty of merchantability or any warranty applicable to a specific purpose, and the batch test site warranty with special emphasis on the effectiveness of the experiment

* the Gartner application delivery controller Magic Quadrant report on August 29, 2016 was jointly completed by Andrew Lerner, Joe skorupa and Danilo ciscato, three Gartner analysts

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