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"The pricing is a third of the price of the F5 competition.""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.""For the hardware and license, we paid $35,000 per box, which was a one-time cost. Then, for the Gold Support on the two boxes, we pay $9400 annually.""It is $7000 per unit for the support annually.""We previously had F5 and switched because of costs.""There were budgetary constraints that keep us from investing in the single pane of glass traffic management feature. We saw a demo of this feature about a year to a year and a half ago.""As for the initial investment in the hardware, F5 and A10 are quite similar now. For the current A10 solution, the initial cost was about $36,000. As for annual support, the F5 solution would be between $10,000 and $12,000, while the A10 is $2,200 a year for support.""You get a lot more for your dollar with A10."

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Top Answer: A lot of our SSL management is done on the front-end side, so there is one pane of glass for a lot of our security certificates. It gives us visibility. It also falls under when certificates are going… more »
Top Answer: I think people are scared to take a look at A10 because they're not F5. Now, F5 is their biggest competition. You get a lot more for your dollar with A10. So, I would tell people to give A10 a strong… more »
Top Answer: We are starting to do a lot with containers and how the solution hooks into Kubernetes that we haven't explored. I'm hoping that they have a lot of hooks into Kubernetes. That would be the part for… more »
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Thunder ADC, AX SeriesNGINX
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A10 Networks' application networking, load balancing and DDoS protection solutions accelerate and secure data center applications and networks of thousands of the world's largest enterprises, service providers, and hyper scale web providers.

NGINX Plus is the all‑in‑one application delivery platform for the modern web.

NGINX is the world’s most popular open source web server and load balancer for high‑traffic sites, powering over 200 million properties.

NGINX Plus adds enterprise-ready features for HTTP, TCP, and UDP load balancing, such as session persistencehealth checksadvanced monitoring, and management to give you the freedom to innovate without being constrained by infrastructure.

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123inkt.nl, Bentley University, Box, Brainshark, Buienradar, Capgemini, CGN/LSN & NAT64, Chengdu Telecom, Club One, Code Ready, CRC Health Group, Cyso, Deutsche Telekom, Earth Class Mail, Excite, FFF Enterprises, Florence County, Framingham State University, From30Locaweb, AppNexus, Wix, Reliam, Montana Interactive, MuleSoft, Warpwire, Discovery Education, InkaBinka, WordPress.com, Gogo, GOV.UK, NASA
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University25%
Financial Services Firm17%
Comms Service Provider17%
Insurance Company8%
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government8%
University7%
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Comms Service Provider17%
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Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise57%
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A10 Networks Thunder ADC is ranked 2nd in Application Delivery Controllers with 11 reviews while NGINX Plus is ranked 13th in Application Delivery Controllers. A10 Networks Thunder ADC is rated 8.8, while NGINX Plus is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of A10 Networks Thunder ADC writes "A reliable product that is very easy to configure and administrate while being cost-effective". On the other hand, A10 Networks Thunder ADC is most compared with F5 BIG-IP, Citrix ADC, Barracuda Web Application Firewall, Radware Alteon and Kemp LoadMaster, whereas NGINX Plus is most compared with F5 BIG-IP, HAProxy , Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, IIS and Avi Networks Software Load Balancer.

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