Sales Of App Acceleration Products Increasing - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.


Sales Of App Acceleration Products Increasing

Sales of application-acceleration products, which help ensure the delivery of applications across local- and wide-area networks, are expected to grow by over 30% this year, Gartner predicts.

Sales of application-acceleration products, which help ensure the delivery of applications across local- and wide-area networks, are expected to reach $1.5 billion this year, a 33 percent increase over 2004, a market research firm said Thursday.

By 2009, the market is expected to reach $2.3 billion in end user sales, as companies seek to lower total cost of ownership by using application-acceleration appliances to enable server/data center consolidation and deployment of browser-based application interfaces, Gartner Inc. said.

The appliances comprise two market segments, application delivery controllers (ADC) and WAN optimization controllers (WOC).

“The critical nature of server/data center consolidation and deployment of browser-based application initiatives gives application acceleration vendors the opportunity to assume strategic positions in customer networks,” Gartner analyst Joe Skorupa said in a statement. “Over time, the two segments of the market will merge, as successful vendors broaden their solution sets through internal development and acquisitions.”

Cisco Systems was the market leader in the worldwide ADC market in the first quarter of 2005, Gartner said. The company, however, has lost market share since the fourth quarter of 2004, and was nearly eclipsed by F5 Networks.

Gartner analysts attribute the decline in market share to Cisco’s dependence on out of date Layer 4 through Layer 7 switches. F5 Networks continues to dominate the ADC advanced platform market segment.

In the WOC market, competition remained fierce in the first quarter. Network Appliance, Packeteer and Stratacache led, but emerging vendors continued to increase their market share.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
State of the Cloud
State of the Cloud
Cloud has drastically changed how IT organizations consume and deploy services in the digital age. This research report will delve into public, private and hybrid cloud adoption trends, with a special focus on infrastructure as a service and its role in the enterprise. Find out the challenges organizations are experiencing, and the technologies and strategies they are using to manage and mitigate those challenges today.
Study Proposes 5 Primary Traits of Innovation Leaders
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  11/8/2019
Top-Paying U.S. Cities for Data Scientists and Data Analysts
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  11/5/2019
10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2020
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  11/1/2019
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Current Issue
Getting Started With Emerging Technologies
Looking to help your enterprise IT team ease the stress of putting new/emerging technologies such as AI, machine learning and IoT to work for their organizations? There are a few ways to get off on the right foot. In this report we share some expert advice on how to approach some of these seemingly daunting tech challenges.
White Papers
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll