According to new research from Frost & Sullivan, the Asia-Pacific application delivery controller (ADC) market earned revenues of $555.7 million in CY 2011 and is projected to reach $1.36 billion in 2018. This estimated growth is due to the migration of business processes over to the Web, the extended capabilities offered on the ADC platform, and emergence of cloud computing trends.
“With the rising popularity of cloud services and more business processes moving to the Web, many enterprises are seeking application acceleration and application security to enhance user experience,” said Misun Yoon, a Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst.
However, ADC adoption trends in the Asia-Pacific are still mixed across markets with more mature markets such as Australia and Japan taking advantage of the ADC platform and the developing markets in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) focusing on the traditional server load balancing functions. One of the reasons for the lower adoption is the relatively slower adoption of web applications among enterprises in developing markets. Since these enterprises have fewer web applications they are less likely to find a competitive advantage to the higher priced ADC’s application-centric capabilities.
Frost & Sullivan expects, however, that these companies can be swayed by vendors providing more integrated capabilities. Additionally, concerns over increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks, especially application-layer attacks, will require a higher level of security capabilities that are offered as integrated features on the ADC platform.
“As the adoption of Web applications is likely to accelerate in the face of cloud and mobile computing trends, the Asia-Pacific ADC market will witness more opportunities for vendors,” said Yoon. “In a way, the ability of these vendors to provide a multi-faceted ADC platform will be a crucial differentiator.”
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