F5 BIG-IP Review

It has helped our company with active pools and standby pools for high availability


What is our primary use case?

  • Load balancing
  • Certificate management
  • Pooling of services

How has it helped my organization?

  • Load balancing deployments
  • Active pools and standby pools for high availability.

What is most valuable?

  • Load balancing
  • Being able to adjust headers. 
  • Request response headers. 
  • Patching issues in the load balancer that we don't want in the application layer.

What needs improvement?

Certificate management needs improvement. I would like automated deployment of new certificates without manual intervention to be in the next release of this product.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The product is very stable. We put a decent amount of stress on it given our load.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It seems to be a very scalable product. 

As for the size of our environment, we have our own data center, but it's a small data center.

What other advice do I have?

I would give it a nine out of ten for its stability and feature set, as well as the way it handles our load.

Definitely consider this product on your product evaluation list.

It is the front-end to the cloud for all the services in our data center. So, it sort of integrates with all of our services.

We have yet to integrate it with AWS.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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