An Application Delivery Controller (ADC) is a data center solution to improve application availability, performance, and security. ADCs are deployed in a data center between the firewall and one or more application servers. An ADC has enterprise grade features such as load balancing, health monitoring, TCP multiplexing, high availability, application acceleration, SSL offload, DDoS protection, Web Application Firewall and Global Server Load Balancing. Most enterprises deploy an application delivery network to optimize end-user performance, improve the reliability of data center resources and security for enterprise applications.
How is Avi Networks disrupting the ADC market?
Legacy, appliance-based ADCs are not built for modern, cloud-native application architectures, preventing them from leveraging the evolution in Intel servers and from scaling elastically on-demand. The Avi Vantage Platform is a software load balancer that is built on software-defined principles so administrators can deploy a distributed application services fabric for load balancing, health monitoring, autoscaling, microsegmentation, and analytics with central control and management.
The chart below shows the difference of an application delivery controller running on proprietary hardware, virtual machine or software defined architecture: