Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) research has found that enterprises are increasingly deploying hybrid cloud and multi-cloud architectures to support digital initiatives and IT transformation.
Traditional load balancers and ADCs are designed for static environments where a monolithic appliance serves application services to dozens of applications. The cloud requires something more dynamic and streamlined.
Shamus McGillicuddy is the research director for the network management practices at Enterprise Management Associates. He has been covering the networking industry for more than 12 years as an analyst and journalist.
Prior to joining EMA, Shamus was the news director for TechTarget's networking publications. He led the news team's coverage of all networking topics, from the infrastructure layer to the management layer. He has published hundreds of articles about the technology and competitive positioning of networking products and vendors. He was a founding editor of TechTarget's website SearchSDN.com, a leading resource for technical information and news on the software-defined networking industry.