Global Application Delivery Network (ADN) Market 2017-2021

  • Published: Aug 2017
  • Pages: 73
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The global application delivery network market size will grow by about USD 3.2 billion by 2021. This research provides a detailed analysis of this market by component (application geteways, application security equipment, ADCs, and WOCs), by end-user (telecommunication service providers, enterprises, and cloud service providers), and by geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA). This industry research report also provides an analysis of the competitive landscape of the ADN market and offers information on several companies including Citrix Systems, F5 Networks, and Radware.

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Overview of the global application delivery network (ADN) market

The growing adoption of cloud applications will be one of the major factors that will have a positive impact on the growth of the application delivery network (ADN) market during the next few years. Over the past few years, businesses have increasingly started adopting cloud-based applications such as SharePoint, Dropbox, and Microsoft office. These applications are stored in cloud-based data centers which is an off-premise system of computing data that is stored in the Internet. The challenges in the cloud-based data centers include insecurity in private, public, and hybrid clouds. This increases the requirement for security in cloud-based data centers and raises the need for security providing ADNs an opportunity to manage the security, addressing visibility, and performance needs of the businesses. Our market research analysts have predicted that this market will register a CAGR of more than 11% by 2021.

In terms of geographic regions, EMEA will be major revenue contributor of the ADN market throughout the forecast period. The increased use of data centers by cloud service providers and social media companies and the penetration of applications will fuel the ADN market in this region. Also, the migration to cloud services by numerous companies will also fuel the growth of the ADN market in this region.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The ADN market consists of a few number of operators offering ADN systems. Companies in this market are increasingly focusing their R&D activities on introducing new products that provide automation to users. M&A activities, joint ventures, and partnerships are some of the strategies used by the key manufacturers to consolidate their positions in the market.

The leading vendors in the market are:

  • Citrix Systems
  • F5 Networks
  • Radware

The other prominent vendors in the market are A10 Networks, Akamai Technologies, Barracuda Networks, Brocade Communications systems, Fortinet, HPE, Juniper Networks, and Riverbed Technology.


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Segmentation by component and analysis of the ADN market

  • Application gateways
  • Application security equipment
  • Application delivery controller (ADCs)
  • WAN optimization controller (WOCs)

During 2016, the WOCs segment accounted for the major shares of the ADN market. Factors such as the increased utilization of WOCs to maximize the efficiency of data flow across WAN and the rise in application performance to provide better application visibility, will contribute to the growth of this industry segment in the coming years.

Segmentation by end-user and analysis of the ADN market

  • Telecommunication service providers
  • Enterprises
  • Cloud service providers

According to this market research report, the cloud-service providers will hold the maximum share of the ADN market until 2021. The rising need for cloud service providers from sectors such as banking, telecom, and IT will drive the growth of the ADN market. Additionally, the rising number of cyberattacks, storage of data in the cloud, and the need to protect critical information, will also result in the growth of the ADN market in this segment.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2021?
  • What are the key factors driving the global application delivery network (ADN) market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global application delivery network (ADN) market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global application delivery network (ADN) market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global application delivery network (ADN) market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global application delivery network (ADN) market?


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PART 01: Executive summary

PART 02: Scope of the report

PART 03: Research Methodology

PART 04: Introduction

  • Market outline

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 06: Market segmentation by component

  • Global ADN market by ADCs
  • Global ADN market by WOCs
  • Global ADN market by application security equipment
  • Global ADN market by application gateways

PART 07: Market segmentation by end-user

  • Global ADN market by end-user
  • Global ADN market by cloud service providers
  • Global ADN market by enterprises
  • Global ADN market by telecommunication service providers

PART 08: Geographical segmentation

  • Global ADN market by geography
  • ADN market in APAC
  • ADN market in EMEA
  • ADN market in Americas

PART 09: Key leading countries

PART 10: Decision framework

PART 11: Drivers and challenges

  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges

PART 12: Market trends

  • High adoption of SaaS applications by enterprises
  • Network convergence
  • Webification of services

PART 13: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive analysis

PART 14: Key vendor analysis

  • Other prominent vendors

PART 15: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

Research Framework

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Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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