QuillPenInkwellWhen in the course of deploying applications, it becomes necessary for administrators to dissolve the technical shackles which have connected them to products, and to assume among the powers of IT, the separate and equal station to which management entitles them, a decent respect for their valuable time requires that vendors should provide them with the means by which they may enact this separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that not all applications are created equal, that they are endowed by their developers with certain quirky behaviors, that among these are chattiness, vulnerabilities, and very large packets. That to secure and optimize these applications, products are deployed within IT, deriving their just powers from the consent of management. That whenever any infrastructure becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the customer to alter or to abolish it, and to demand new features, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect the applications’ Safety, users’ Happiness, and administrators’ productivity.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that solutions long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that administrators are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the interfaces to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute vendor Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such products and to provide new solutions for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of IT; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of application delivery. The history of the present products is a history of repeated offerings and prescriptive architectures, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over IT.

We, therefore, appealing to the Supreme Judge of IT for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name of the good People of IT, solemnly publish and declare, That a unified application delivery network is, and of Right ought to be available; that IT is afforded choice in its architectures, and that as an integrated and modularized solution, IT has full Power to choose and implement solutions such that best fit their unique environment as is their right to do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm belief in the ability of our solutions to provide such choice, we pledge our Support, our expertise, and our dedication to providing a unified application delivery infrastructure that puts the power to transform the data center in the capable hands of IT.


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