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IDC Names Three Cloud-Native Application Delivery Controllers as IDC Innovators
[March 16, 2017]

IDC Names Three Cloud-Native Application Delivery Controllers as IDC Innovators

International Data Corporation (IDC) has just released an IDC (News - Alert) Innovators report recognizing three innovative vendors with revenue under $100 million providing cloud-native application delivery controllers (cloud-native ADCs).

The three vendors recognized as IDC Innovators are Avi Networks, NGINX, and Webscale Networks.

Avi Networks helps enterprises scale up or scale down dynamically in response to sudden changes in traffic patterns with a platform that leverages analytics to make informed decisions on traffic based on built-in telemetry and visibility. NGINX technology currently supports some of the world's busiest websites and has an increasingly influential constituency of companies who utilize its cloud-native ADCs. Webscale Networks caters to mid-market companies with a SaaS (News - Alert) approach for customers who want application delivery to be as simple as possible.

"Existing application delivery infrastructure was designed for the client/server era, not for the demands of DevOps and microservices in a multi-cloud world. Avi Networks, NGINX, and Webscale Networks are all responding to the burgeoning requirement for cloud-native application-delivery solutions," said Brad Casemore, research director, atacenter Networks.

IDC Innovators: Cloud-Native Application Delivery Controllers, 2017 (IDC #US42127817) profiles cloud-native application delivery controllers with an innovative technology or a groundbreaking new business model or both. The IDC Innovators research document examines cloud-native application delivery controller companies with revenue of less than $100 million with a product, service, or business model with a specific use case.

About IDC Innovators Research
IDC Innovators reports present a set of vendors - under $100M in revenue at time of selection - chosen by an IDC analyst within a specific market that offer an innovative new technology, a groundbreaking approach to an existing issue, and/or an interesting new business model. It is not an exhaustive evaluation of all companies in a segment or a comparative ranking of the companies. Vendors in the process of being acquired by a larger company may be included in the report provided the acquisition is not finalized at the time of publication of the report. Vendors funded by venture capital firms may also be included in the report even if the venture capital firm has a financial stake in the vendor's company. IDC INNOVATOR and IDC INNOVATORS are trademarks of International Data Group, Inc.

For more information about IDC Innovators research, please contact Karen Moser at

About IDC
International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, data, and marketing services company. To learn more about IDC, please visit Follow IDC on Twitter (News - Alert) at @IDC.

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