This has been a busy year for KEMP Technologies, and the publishing of the Gartner’s Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities for Application Delivery Controllers research has been a great addition for a wrap-up of a strong Q3.
This year, Gartner made the inaugural release of Critical Capabilities for Application Delivery Controllers research to accompany the Magic Quadrant covering the same market. I was especially pleased that KEMP is the only ADC vendor to receive scores in the top 6 in all 6 use cases defined in this research. This achievement is particularly meaningful to KEMP because we believe that the assessment Gartner conducts accurately reflects customer sentiment and up to date market dynamics. The real-world use cases that vendors were measured against are:
- Infrastructure Load Balancing
- Standard Enterprise Applications
- Customized Enterprise Apps
- Mid-Market ADC
- Mode 2 Application Development
- Mode 1 / Mode 2 Hybrid ADC
We’re increasingly finding that enterprise customers are exploring ways to leverage emerging technologies to enable them to maintain a competitive business edge. As an example, by adopting different approaches to organize, manage and automate network resources, forward thinking technology teams are able to respond to new line of business requirements more efficiently. Where applicable, containerization is allowing DevOps groups within organizations to deploy and dynamically modify business critical application services with greater agility. Beyond this, we are seeing a significant increase in the adoption of cloud architectures for existing and new workloads. This is extending beyond simply using AWS for an application or two but resulting in the wholesale movement of existing enterprise applications in one way or another to a cloud operating model. We’re very excited about the increase in these new projects and use cases, collectively referred to as Mode 2 by Gartner, and are confident that KEMP’s software‑based application delivery solutions are well positioned to future-proof the requirements of our enterprise and cloud service provider customers.
As we continue to disrupt the application delivery market, especially for cloud and emerging use cases, I believe the inclusion and positioning provided by Gartner is a powerful validation and demonstration of our vision and ability to execute on our vision and bring even greater value to our customers.
Gartner Magic Quadrant
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Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers, Andrew Lerner, Mark Fabbi, Danilo Ciscato, Joe Skorupa, 29 August 2016
Critical Capabilities for Application Delivery Controllers, Mark Fabbi, Danilo Ciscato, Andrew Lerner, 29 August 2016