Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) are devices that are typically set in front of a web farm within a datacenter. ADCs can off-load common repetitive tasks that are usually performed by web servers, lowering costs while simultaneously increasing speed and improving efficiency.
ADCs can also be thought of as the evolution of server load balancers. ADCs offer advanced features such as content manipulation, Layer 7 health monitoring, and content acceleration.
A10 Networks AX Series of Application Delivery Controllers also provide load balancing, application acceleration (via compression, caching, connection multiplexing, and SSL offload), application layer security, and content switching.