This IDC study analyzes the key trends shaping the Layer 4-7 switch application delivery market. This document also provides the worldwide market forecast for the Layer 4-7 switch application delivery market in terms of revenue. It segments the forecast into the following geographic segments: North America, EMEA, Asia/Pacific, and Latin America. Additionally, it provides a five-year forecast by region and customer segment. This study also presents the key underlying trend assumptions used in the market forecast.
"The network represents the foundation for cloud computing. However, many legacy networks were not built with the cloud paradigm in mind. As the network's role in optimizing cloud-based applications becomes increasingly more important, IDC believes that more application intelligence will need to be instantiated into the networks through Layer 4-7 switch application delivery products. As a result, revenue in this market will reach nearly $2.3 billion by 2016." - Lucinda Borovick, IDC program vice president, Enterprise Communications and Datacenter Networks