ADC market up 4 percent in Q4 2014 on product upgrades, app-delivery functions, says Dell'Oro

There seems to be no stopping the growth of the application delivery controller (ADC) market, one that Dell'Oro Group reports rose 4 percent sequentially in Q4 2014.

The research firm said the growth of this market, which has posted "record" quarters since Q2 2014, is due to a series of vendor product upgrades and growing interest from service providers and enterprises in application-delivery functions.

Within the segment, virtual- and physical-appliance revenues both grew. Virtual-appliance revenues grew for the fourth consecutive quarter, while physical-appliance revenues rebounded somewhat, growing in the mid-single digits sequentially after declining in Q3 2014.

Casey Quillin, director of data-center appliance research at Dell'Oro Group, said one of the biggest vendor contributors to the market growth was F5, which reported an uptick in software-product sales.

"F5 saw a substantial acceleration in its software product sales, of which the fastest growing area is their virtual edition appliances, with strong results in both the service provider and enterprise segments," Quillin said in a release. "We continue to see consistent demand in the ADC market overall, and expect total ADC revenue growth of 5% in 2015, with the bulk of that increase coming from virtual appliances."

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