We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"There are additional costs depending on what modules or what functionality is required."
"F5 pricing is too high, compared to Citrix."
"When we purchased additional licenses for our other locations, we received a discount of between 20% and 25%."
"F5 BIG-IP can be expensive, although there are trial versions available which are helpful to find out if the solution is right for your company."
"The price should be reduced because it is expensive when compared to the competition."
"The solution is quite expensive if we compare it with the competition."
"It is a bit expensive product. Kemp Loadmaster is much cheaper than F5. Its licensing is on a yearly basis. It can be for one year or three years."
"The price of the solution is sometimes expensive."
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Ion, Akamai’s flagship performance solution, is a suite of intelligent performance optimizations and controls that helps deliver superior web, iOS, and Android app experiences. Built on the SLA-backed availability of the globally distributed Akamai Intelligent Edge Platform, Ion continuously monitors real user behavior — applying best-practice performance optimizations automatically — and adapting in real time to content, user behavior, and connectivity changes.
Akamai Ion is ranked 19th in Application Delivery Controllers while F5 BIG-IP is ranked 1st in Application Delivery Controllers with 20 reviews. Akamai Ion is rated 0.0, while F5 BIG-IP is rated 8.2. On the other hand, the top reviewer of F5 BIG-IP writes "Very stable and easy to use with a good GUI". Akamai Ion is most compared with NGINX Plus, Citrix ADC and HAProxy, whereas F5 BIG-IP is most compared with Citrix ADC, HAProxy, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, NGINX Plus and A10 Networks Thunder ADC.
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