HAProxy Review

Assists with bringing legacy systems in compliance with third party security requirements


What is most valuable?

I have found HAProxy's flexibility to be most valuable. HAProxy is highly customizable and will meet the business demands of most companies. It comes with plenty of load balancing algorithms and can act as a forward and reverse proxy.

How has it helped my organization?

HAProxy has assisted us with bringing legacy systems in compliance with third party security requirements.

What needs improvement?

The documentation is extremely detailed, but I think it could be restructured so it isn't so daunting for beginners.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using HAProxy in production for four months.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

None, so far.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

None, so far.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

None, so far.

How is customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

The customer service is great. I haven't had to open many service requests, but for the few I have opened, support has always responded quickly.

Technical Support:

Out of 1-10, a definite 10.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We currently use F5 load balancers for our environment and we hope to switch to HAProxy in the very near future.

How was the initial setup?

Configuring our forward proxy was a little complex because it was my first time implementing such a solution. That being said, the people at HAProxy were more than willing to help me get the solution in place.

What about the implementation team?

Not applicable.

What was our ROI?

Undetermined at this time.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Compared to solutions such as F5, Haproxy is much cheaper upfront and in yearly licensing fees.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at NGINX and Squid.

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