Demand for Virtual Appliances Grew Sharply in 2Q12, According to Dell'Oro Group Data Center Virtual Appliance Revenue Exceeds $47 Million

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, announced today that strong sales of virtual appliances contributed to four percent sequential revenue growth in the Data Center Appliance market.


"Virtual appliances make up just seven percent of total sales in the Data Center Appliance market, but contributed 37 percent of the revenue growth in 2Q12," said Casey Quillin, Senior Analyst at Dell'Oro Group. "This quarter we saw strong sequential growth in virtual appliances, climbing 58 percent in the WAN Optimization segment and 18 percent in the Application Delivery Controller segment. Virtual appliances continue to benefit from the proliferation of virtualization and cloud computing, and we expect they will progressively increase their presence in production networks going forward," Quillin added.

The report also indicates that 2012 will be an important year to observe how virtual appliances take form in the Data Center Appliance Market. Vendors such as A10, Citrix, F5, Radware, and Riverbed currently have virtual offerings in the Data Center Appliance market.

About the Report
The Dell'Oro Group Data Center Appliance Quarterly Report offers complete, in-depth coverage of the market with tables covering manufacturers' revenue, units shipped and average selling prices for Application Delivery Controller (Physical Modular and Fixed, and Virtual) and WAN Optimization (Physical and Virtual).   To purchase this report, please contact Jessica Hsueh, call +1.650.622.9400 x222 or email

About Dell'Oro Group
As the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, Dell'Oro Group provides in-depth, objective research and analysis that enables component manufacturers, equipment vendors, and investment firms to make fact-based, strategic decisions.  For more information, contact Dell'Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit

SOURCE Dell'Oro Group


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