A10 Networks Thunder ADC Previous Solutions

Shiven Singh
Network Manager at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
We previously used a Cisco solution. One of the main reasons for switching away from Cisco was the licensing model. A10 gives you global server load balancing for free, while Cisco charged a significant licensing fee for that. View full review »
Amita Mahajan
Network Analyst at Alamo Colleges
We were using another product. The main things that attracted us - I saw it a conference where there was a demo - were the pricing at that time, the functionality, and the stability. Of course, we continued afterward doing a little bit more research. A10 was still trying to get its foot into the market over here and they were very helpful. I do not have any regrets switching over to A10. Initially, we deployed it because of our learning management system, which I was handling. It is Linux-based and it required load balancers. We moved to A10 from another load balancer at least in part because of the better pricing. Also, it was doing Layer 4 and Layer 7 and that's what was required. View full review »
IgorVan Den Ouden
Network Architect at a retailer with 201-500 employees
The primary reasons that we switched to A10 were that F5 wasn't 46-bit hardware-capable yet, at the time, and because of the licensing. For what we wanted to do with our replacement parts, we would have had to migrate to a much more expensive and higher-end hardware model at that size. And support-wise, F5 is about five times more expensive than A10 is. Overall, at the time, we were quite happy with F5. But we were looking around and came across A10 and did a proof of concept with them. Price-wise, it was very interesting and hardware-wise as well. View full review »
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Himanshu Rastogi
IT Head at Medi Assist
Before A10, I was using Network Load Balancing from Windows, which came pre-bundled and was primitive. I wanted to move to a professional version where I would have more control. I evaluated a couple of products and A10 seemed to be the clear winner. I had very simple parameters: the latency of response from our servers. The benchmark was NLB. When we compared the numbers with A10 and, when configured properly, it reduced the latency by roughly 15 percent. There is absolutely no comparison between A10 and Windows load balancing. View full review »
reviewer1297431
VP, Web Services and Cyber Security at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Previously, we were using F5 Networks' load balancers and we moved away from them because they were not flexible and they did not provide a good value. Since we switched to A10 Networks, we have had all the features that we need in a more value-oriented package. In particular, they provide SLB and GSLB, whereas F5 wanted to charge us for every single thing. We like the all-in-one-bundling from A10 Networks. It turns out to be a good value. View full review »
reviewer1202652
IT Specialist at a university with 10,001+ employees
Prior to this one, we had another Thunder ADC. Before that, we didn't really have a requirement for an ADC. This was the first one we ever had. We've did have some free, software-based ones in the past. But when it became a bigger requirement, we ended up with ADC. View full review »
SeniorNe57cd
Senior Network Engineer at a recreational facilities and services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We previously had F5 and switched because of costs. We are able to do the same things (as the previous solution), but it is cheaper when we have to renew. View full review »
SeniorNe5355
Senior Network Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We used F5 load-balancers for the same purpose before, but those devices weren’t meant to be built for CGNAT. F5 devices built for CGNAT were also functioning well according to PoC tests. View full review »
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