Citrix a Leader in Gartner's Application Delivery Controllers MQ
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Citrix today announced that it has been evaluated by Gartner, Inc. for its NetScaler® solution, the market-leading application delivery controller used as core infrastructure for some of the largest cloud providers in the world, and positioned in the leaders quadrant in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) report authored by Gartner analysts Andrew Lerner, Mark Fabbi, Danilo Ciscato and Joe Skorupa, for the ninth consecutive year.
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 in this market revolve around enterprise application functionality. 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, etc.) well in advance of the mainstream enterprise demand. A leader must exhibit expertise in complex enterprise application environments and offers 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, SDN and cloud services, will change ADC deployment models.”
The full 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers report can be viewed here.
 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers” by Andrew Lerner, Mark Fabbi, Danilo Ciscato and Joe Skorupa, October 6, 2015