The application delivery controller (ADC) market grew 5% Q/Q in seasonally weak Q1, according to...

|By:, SA News Editor

The application delivery controller (ADC) market grew 5% Q/Q in seasonally weak Q1, according to Dell'Oro. Especially positive for market leader F5 (FFIV) is Dell O'ro's estimate that sales of physical high-end ADCs - a market F5 dominates - rose 14%. Less positive is the fact the budding market for virtual (i.e. software-based) ADCs grew 167% - while F5 sells virtual ADCs, they risk cannibalizing hardware sales. Citrix Systems (CTXS) and Cisco (CSCO) also participate in the ADC market. (previous)