The data center ecosystem is quickly evolving as customers consolidate data centers and look towards an ever increasing amount of applications driving data to end user devices. Application Delivery Controllers expand their role under increasing workloads in the data center and the expansion of Cloud. Network Security is encompassing more threat types and unique application vulnerabilities than ever before. WAN Optimization products continue to evolve around the intelligent branch as well as increased data traffic between data centers.

To take advantage of the opportunities in this market, component manufacturers, equipment vendors, service providers, and financial institutions need to answer critical business questions including:

  • Which is more important in driving the market: the need for virtualization or the demand for additional services?
  • What is driving growth in Virtual Appliances?
  • How important is multi-data center connectivity to the WAN Optimization market?
  • How will changes in inter and intra data center traffic patterns  affect  the WAN Optimization market?
  • What impact will cloud service providers, such Amazon Web Services, have on the Data Center Appliance market?
  • How is the Network Security market going to evolve as virtualization and the applications begin to change how security is provisioned?
  • Are current market leaders gaining or losing momentum?

To answer these and other important questions, Dell’Oro Group delivers both quarterly reports and 5-year forecasts on the Data Center Appliance market.

Data Center Appliance Quarterly Reports

In February, May, August, and November, Dell’Oro Group publishes Data Center Appliance quarterly reports containing in-depth market-level and detailed vendor market share information on the following technologies and market segments:

Application Delivery Controller

  • Physical Appliance
  • Virtual Appliance

WAN Optimization Appliance

  • Physical Appliance
  • Virtual Appliance

Network Security Appliance

  • Physical Appliance
  • Virtual Appliance
  • SaaS
  • Content Security
  • Firewall
  • IDS and IPS
  • SSL VPN

The reports include tables showing manufacturers’ revenue, units shipped, and average selling prices. We also track:

  • The Data Center market by region – North America, EMEA, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World
  • Vendor market share and unit shipments by region – North America, EMEA, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World

Data Center Appliance 5-Year Forecasts

In January and July, Dell’Oro Group publishes Data Center Appliance 5-year forecasts offering a complete overview of the market with historical data from 1998 to the present. The forecasts provide a comprehensive overview of market trends and include tables covering revenue, unit shipments, and average selling price forecasts for the following market segments:

Application Delivery Controller

  • Physical Appliance
  • Virtual Appliance

WAN Optimization

  • Physical Appliance
  • Virtual Appliance

Network Security Appliance

  • Physical Appliance
  • Virtual Appliance
  • SaaS
  • Content Security
  • Firewall
  • IDS and IPS
  • SSL VPN

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