Cloud computing brings cost efficiency and deployment flexibility to applications. These advantages are driving the demand for cloud-enabled applications. The move to the cloud raises concerns for service levels such as availability, security, and on-demand scalability for the applications.
For many years, application delivery controllers (ADCs) have been integral to addressing service level needs for enterprise applications deployed on premise. As data centers consolidate, end users connect remotely from a variety of locations with varied devices. Many enterprise applications are typically not designed out of the box to meet today’s quality of experience (QoE) needs.