2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers

Riverbed is recognized as a visionary in the ADC market

"Riverbed should be considered by enterprises looking for ADC solutions that span enterprise and cloud deployment options, or those coupling ADC features with a growing list of enterprise applications and AD environments."

- Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers, 30 October 2013

  • Riverbed is again recognized as a visionary in the application delivery controller (ADC) market
  • The ADC has evolved into a key component of data center architecture
  • Riverbed is focused on software-based implementations of ADC technology, and, during the past year, it made significant strides in positioning its Stingray solution in a variety of user cases
  • Riverbed has a strong long-term vision of managing application performance across a wide range of deployment scenarios
  • Enterprises should evaluate ADCs based on how they integrate with a wide variety of applications, and how well they support more advanced features


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