Citrix Named A Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers for Tenth Year
Evaluation based on completeness of vision and ability to execute
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – August 31, 2016 – Citrix, a leading provider of the Citrix NetScaler application delivery controller (ADC) solution, today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the 2016 Magic Quadrant for Application Deliver Controllers. NetScaler is the market-leading ADC that powers application delivery infrastructure for some of the world’s largest enterprises, cloud hosting providers and Telcos.
According to Gartner, Inc. “a Leader exhibits the ability to shape the market by introducing additional capabilities in its product offerings and by raising awareness of the importance of these features. Key capabilities for a Leader revolve around the ADC capabilities that focus on enterprise application capabilities. We expect a Leader to have strong or growing market share and to have solutions that resonate with an increasing number of enterprises. We expect Leaders to release ADC capabilities (deployment models, features, pricing models and so on) that support Mode 1 and Mode 2 requirements well in advance of mainstream enterprise demand. A Leader must exhibit expertise in complex enterprise application environments and offer a range of deployment models..”
As noted in the report, “the key criterion in this Magic Quadrant focuses on the vendor's ability to provide products and services that solve complex application deployment challenges. Success in this market goes beyond features. It involves a deep understanding of how the elements of applications perform across the network and how emerging network and application deployment options, such as network fabrics, cloud services, microservices and containers will change ADC requirements in the enterprise..”
The full 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers report can be viewed here.