Avi Networks Software Load Balancer Overview

Avi Networks Software Load Balancer is the #10 ranked solution in our list of top Application Delivery Controllers. It is most often compared to F5 BIG-IP: Avi Networks Software Load Balancer vs F5 BIG-IP

What is Avi Networks Software Load Balancer?

The Avi Vantage Platform is purpose-built for the cloud and mobile era using a unique analytics-driven, 100% software approach. Avi Vantage is the first platform to leverage the power of software-defined principles to achieve unprecedented agility, insights, and efficiency in application delivery.

Avi Networks Software Load Balancer is also known as Avi Software Load Balancer.

Buyer's Guide

Download the Application Delivery Controllers Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: June 2021

Avi Networks Software Load Balancer Customers

Palo Alto Networks, DGDean, Swisslos

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Avi Networks Software Load Balancer pricing:
  • "With Avi Networks, you can buy a 10-Gig license and, if your primary data center goes down, in the flick of a switch you can move that license to your backup data center and it will generate the traffic... there are a lot of cost-effective measures."

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SirilSulaiman
Senior Network and Security Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Great dashboard and GUI, but APM is a separate product

Pros and Cons

  • "Its visibility and login mechanism are the best parts. In addition to the great visibility it has a great dashboard and an easy to configure graphic user interface, a beautiful GUI."
  • "I did not go with it because their APM module is a different product altogether. It's a common thing that companies do. They sell something and then they add on top of it as a different product. It is a type of marketing strategy. But when it comes to the overall management, it takes a lot of time to really look into it."

What other advice do I have?

Go for it, but do it in chunks. The best way to implement Avi Networks is not to do it like F5. With Avi Networks, you need to understand the product and you need to conceptualize your network exactly like Avi Networks conceptualizes it. You cannot do it in the way that traditional data centers are set up. For example, F5 as a box, holds 700 virtual servers, supporting 700 applications. You cannot do that on Avi Networks. So when I say to do it in chunks, that means you need to set up three or four Avi Networks Software Load Balancers, distribute the licenses accordingly, and then run it. That…
LK
Devops & OpenShift Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
Has a good interface and offers valuable software features

What is most valuable?

The interface and software features are the most valuable aspects of this solution. 

What needs improvement?

In terms of improvement, the pricing and documentation need improvement. We have had problems getting the documents. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for around three years. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's easy to expand. We are currently expanding it.  We have around 100 applications being run on it. 

How are customer service and technical support?

I am satisfied with their support. They're good. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is easy. It's easy to install. It's easy for standard and basic configuration.  It takes a few hours to implement in total.  …