Application Delivery Network (ADN) Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Components (Application Delivery Controller, WAN Optimization Controller, Application Security Equipment, Others), By End-Users (Cloud Service Providers, Enterprises, Telecommunications Service Providers), By Industry Vertical (BFSI, Healthcare, Education, Retail, Government, Media And Entertainment, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Dec 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061610417
  • Pages : 114

The application delivery network (ADN) market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 12.09% over the forecast period to reach a market size of US$13.125 billion by 2027 from US$5.904 billion in 2020.

ADN is a group of technologies that are developed to provide application security, availability, acceleration, and visibility. It has gained vital importance across end-user industries that are undergoing rapid digital transformation. Furthermore, the rising adoption of cloud computing, SaaS platform, use of public and private clouds is projected to drive the use of a cloud-based application delivery network. With the rapid increase in cloud-based applications and the rising trend of bringing your device to many organizations, the overall market is expected to witness growth during the forecast period. Additionally, the rising integration of IoT, AI, and connected devices and the growing consumption of web or application-based rich media is further anticipated to boost the demand for the ADN market. Government initiatives and increasing adoption of digitization across various countries are expected to increase the demand for the ADN market. For instance, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a US$100 million loan for a program to promote Internet access and digitization in Argentina the operation seeks to improve digital connectivity infrastructure in remote areas, increase the capacity of the National Data Center, and improve the digital capabilities of citizens in connected areas.

Market players have been making strategic partnerships and are launching new solutions intending to generate substantial revenue and have a major market share. For instance, Orange has announced the operational launch of its European tower company TOTEM, TOTEM’s passive mobile infrastructure portfolio includes over 26,000 sites in France and Spain respectively. TOTEM has promised to offer mobile infrastructure sharing to operators. The company will also sell coverage solutions to improve connectivity in dense and enclosed environments. This development is expected to create huge demand for the application delivery network solutions across Europe. CDNetworks has launched its new live streaming solution- cloud live designed to deliver a seamless streaming experience and make video streaming professional and efficient. Akamai technologies and Queue-it have recently announced a commercial partnership agreement to manage website traffic.

One of the prime reasons supporting the overall market is the growing use of cloud computing and data center services.

Organizations across the globe are adopting cloud computing which they are implementing IT services that can secure and analyze all executions, applications, and network connections. Additionally, the increasing construction of hyperscale data center facilities across various countries is projected to drive market growth during the forecast period. Many enterprises in developed countries have begun to adopt newer methods and processes which has increased the adoption of emerging technologies, like AI, IoT, and machine learning (ML). This transformation is expected to drive the growth of IT services across various countries which in turn is anticipated to drive the growth of the overall market during the forecast period. For instance, the Danish government has launched the National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence which will enable the company to use AI and help to promote Denmark as the leader in AI technology. UAE government is planning to invest in AI technologies in around nine sectors and it is the first country in the world that has created a ministry of artificial intelligence which is anticipated to have a positive impact on the overall market growth. The government of Kuwait has taken steps to develop a digital economy by developing its national-level policies for e-health and e-government which is projected to increase the ADN demand across the country.

Key developments

  • In June 2022, to highlight advancements, inspire creativity, and foster networking among the Cisco community, Cisco launched Cisco LIVE 2022, the leading networking and security event. The year marks the first time Cisco Live has ever sponsored a hybrid event, with an expected 15,000 participants in person and a live-streamed digital event that anybody around the globe may watch. Cisco has hosted an all-digital Cisco Lives for the previous two years.
  • In the year 2021, F5 Company acquired Volterra, to take a significant step toward accelerating its ability to provide industry-leading application delivery and security solutions in SaaS consumption models, at the same time enhancing its position at the edge where application security is becoming critical. Additionally, the company also wrapped up its US$1 billion deal to buy Shape Security in January 2020.

COVID-19 Impact in the Application Delivery Network (ADN) Market

The COVID-19 pandemic had a positive impact on the application delivery network (ADN) market. Remote working, a consequence of the pandemic has increased the demand for cloud storage and ADN, and other IT operations are now using more cloud services as a result., COVID-19 has increased cloud usage for the vast majority of organizations (9 out of 10) slightly or significantly over initial projections. Thus, the increasing demand for Application Delivery as a Service (ADaaS) due to accelerated cloud migration boosted the demand for ADCs. The market dynamics improved due to a rise in complexity and the number of online applications, thereby increasing the demand for application delivery networks. Hence, the growth trends are forecasted to continue in the long run as well.

Application Delivery Network (ADN) Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
 Market Size Value in 2020  US$5.904 billion
 Market Size Value in 2027  US$13.125 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 12.09% from 2020 to 2027
 Base Year  2020
 Forecast Period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments Covered  Component, End-Users, Industry Vertical, And Geography
 Regions Covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies Covered F5 Networks, Inc., Dell Inc., Radware, Citrix (Acquired by Affiliates of Vista Equity Partners and Evergreen Coast Capital), Array Networks, Inc., Fortinet, Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP, Juniper Networks Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., Aryaka Networks
 Customization Scope  Free report customization with purchase


Market Segments

  • By Component
    • Application Delivery Controller
    • WAN Optimization Controller
    • Application Security Equipment
    • Others
  • By End-Users
    • Cloud Service Providers
    • Enterprises
    • Telecommunication Service Providers
  • By Industry Vertical
    • BFSI
    • Healthcare
    • Education
    • Retail
    • Government
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • UK
      • Germany
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Israel
      • UAE
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The application delivery network (ADN) market is expected to reach a total market size of US$13.125 billion by 2027.
Application Delivery Network (ADN) Market was valued at US$5.904 billion in 2020.
The global application delivery network market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.09% during the forecast period.
Prominent key market players in the application delivery network market include F5 Networks, Inc., Dell Inc., Radware, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP, Array Networks, Inc., and Fortinet, Inc., among others.
One of the prime reasons supporting the overall application delivery network market growth is the growing use of cloud computing and data center services.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. COVID-19 Scenario

1.3. Market Definition

1.4. Market Segmentation



2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions



3.1. Research Highlights



4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis



5.1. Introduction

5.2. Application Delivery Controller

5.3. WAN Optimization Controller

5.4. Application Security Equipment

5.5. Others



6.1. Introduction

6.2. Cloud Service Providers

6.3. Enterprises

6.4. Telecommunication Service Providers



7.1. Introduction

7.2. BFSI

7.3. Healthcare

7.4. Education

7.5. Retail

7.6. Government

7.7. Media and Entertainment

7.8. Others



8.1. Introduction

8.2. North America

8.2.1. U.S

8.2.2. Canada

8.2.3. Mexico

8.3. South America

8.3.1. Brazil

8.3.2. Argentina

8.3.3. Others

8.4. Europe

8.4.1. UK

8.4.2. Germany

8.4.3. Italy

8.4.4. Spain

8.4.5. Others

8.5. Middle East and Africa

8.5.1. Israel

8.5.2. UAE

8.5.3. Saudi Arabia

8.5.4. Others

8.6. Asia Pacific

8.6.1. China

8.6.2. Japan

8.6.3. India

8.6.4. South Korea

8.6.5. Taiwan

8.6.6. Thailand

8.6.7. Indonesia

8.6.8. Others



9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix



10.1. F5 Networks, Inc.

10.2. Dell Inc.

10.3. Radware

10.4. Citrix (Acquired by Affiliates of Vista Equity Partners and Evergreen Coast Capital)

10.5. Array Networks, Inc.

10.6. Fortinet, Inc.

10.7. Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP

10.8. Juniper Networks Inc.

10.9. Cisco Systems Inc.

10.10. Aryaka Networks

F5 Networks, Inc.

Dell Inc.


Citrix (Acquired by Affiliates of Vista Equity Partners and Evergreen Coast Capital)

Array Networks, Inc.

Fortinet, Inc.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP

Juniper Networks Inc.

Cisco Systems Inc.

Aryaka Networks

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