We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The best thing about Apache is that it is open-source, so implementing my platform on-premises is less expansive than other solutions."
"It is more secure to use Apache and you will have fewer problems than other web services."
"Its community is its most valuable feature. Solving problems is easier on Apache because so many people know this product."
"The solution offers good security."
"The solution is very easy to work with."
"It's high-speed and it can be remotely administered via an API."
"The API Connect gateway service and the SQL injection feature is good."
"I like all of the features in this product and it does what it's supposed to do."
"It can look for the various security threats, productions, payload scanning, and perform routing based on the content type."
"It is easy to use, easy to install, and it's resilient for high availability."
"What I like most is the stability."
"The scalability of the solution is good."
"It would be great if technical support for Apache were available in Iran. It is a very important need."
"The GUI for the less experienced users needs some improvement. For some companies, it is hard to configure it if they have not had any experience."
"A monitoring interface would be great for this product. The monitoring dashboards for Apache's models are not included in the basic installation. You can install the basic monitoring model, then connect this model to another monitoring system."
"Things change very fast. We're always on the lookout for better approaches and tools. If the solution falls behind, we may have to switch."
"The solution requires a lot of training manuals in order to get to know it better and to be able to use it effectively."
"The components that they include in the product that are, in fact, a WTX, really need to be removed from the product because they tend to fail."
"Scripting needs improvement. It's hard for our customers."
"Making it more user-friendly would be an improvement."
"Some pre-packaged connectors for integration with various applications, such as SaaS offerings, would be a useful addition."
"In the next release, I would like to see the product price reduced. It should be cheaper."
"The two biggest issues of this solution are the complexity and the maintenance procedures."
"The product should be more adapted to the DevOps process."
"The apache software is free, open-source."
"The cost of this product varies from customer to customer and the relationship with IBM, including how many offerings from IBM are already being used."
"It's expensive when you compare it with others."
"The licensing cost is very expensive."
"As far as I know, they have a perpetual license for this product. They are paying perpetual fees rather than an annual subscription or annual pricing."
The Apache HTTP Server Project was founded in 1995 by a group of webmasters, known as The Apache Group, with the aim of developing robust, richly-featured, freely-available and commercial-standard Web (HTTP) server source code. The result was Apache Web Server or Apache HTTP Server, which is an open-source public-domain web server.
This collaborative project has been enhanced ever since with contributions from the core development team and other volunteers situated all over the globe. Also, hundreds of users of this open-source web server have contributed code, ideas, and documentation. The project falls under The Apache Software Foundation, which manages many open-source projects.
IBM DataPower Gateway is a single multi-channel gateway that helps provide security, control, integration and optimized access to a full range of mobile, web, application programming interface (API), service-oriented architecture (SOA), B2B and cloud workloads. It enables you to rapidly expand the scope of valuable IT assets to new channels - giving customers, employees and partners access to critical resources. It is available in the following form factors: physical, virtual, cloud, Linux and Docker.
Apache Web Server is ranked 11th in Application Infrastructure with 4 reviews while IBM DataPower Gateway is ranked 3rd in Application Infrastructure with 9 reviews. Apache Web Server is rated 8.0, while IBM DataPower Gateway is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Apache Web Server writes "Has good security, speed and traffic handling features ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM DataPower Gateway writes "Deals with multiple protocols, but "WTX" components are problematic". Apache Web Server is most compared with IIS, JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Microsoft .NET Framework, NGINX Plus and IBM WebSphere Application Server, whereas IBM DataPower Gateway is most compared with IBM API Connect, Apigee, IBM Integration Bus, Mule ESB and Red Hat Fuse. See our Apache Web Server vs. IBM DataPower Gateway report.
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