Cloud computing and the BYOD trend will impact the design of future datacenters and their supporting networks. To attain the business agility that companies now demand, network infrastructure, including higher-layer network and security services, needs to provide the flexibility required by cloud application workloads and the changing traffic patterns fostered by BYOD. To make networks more agile, new approaches to network implementation need to be enabled, that can optimize resource provisioning and consistently apply policies across workloads and platforms. As these trends continue, application delivery controllers (ADCs) will be critical elements in the new network infrastructure.
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