An Application delivery network (ADN) is a group of technologies developed to provide application security, availability, acceleration, and visibility. It is a broad approach for performance optimization and content delivery for remotely available applications. ADN is designed to ensure the efficient and safe distribution of applications which are business critical across the network of an enterprise. It is a crucial technology for any organization that wants to migrate its application over the cloud. The traditional application delivery network combines various optimization technologies and an application delivery controller working in the data center.
It optimizes application availability, performance, visibility, and security. There are multiple technologies that are deployed to deliver ADN such as application layer security, application acceleration, network availability tools, and application discovery. Application delivery networks can be fragmented into two components namely WAN (Wide Area Network) optimization controller and application delivery controller. Application delivery controller is a load balancing device that is present in front of application servers in the data center facilities.
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It helps to allocate web traffic over multiple distributed application servers, to reduce the overload from an individual server. Application delivery controllers perform other functions such as compression, caching, SSL offload, and traffic shaping. WAN optimization controller is located at both the client device and data center facilities and uses a variety of techniques including caching, compression, protocol spoofing, latency optimization, and de-duplication to improve application performance.
Increasing number of data centers across the world is driving the application delivery network market. Increasing amount of data traffic has led to a surge in the demand for data storage, resulting in continuous expansion of data centers globally. There is an unprecedented growth in the technologies and services driven by the data center. Many organizations are shifting their computing processes to “cloud-based” infrastructures.
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Therefore, large data centers and related cloud services are deployed and developed by various organizations to store enormous amounts of data, and enable easy data access as well as computations on the data. However, this proliferation of data centers has become the target for state-sponsored attackers, hackers, and cyber-criminals, which is causing security threats to data centers. An application delivery network will ensure that the users get to the applications based on their specific requirements while protecting the applications and network from security threats. Application delivery networks help to tackle various data center security challenges by ensuring that data center networks and applications remain available and secure.