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Pros
"Traffic Learning is the most valuable feature.""Good application firewall.""The most valuable feature is the proxy.""iRule feature is useful.""F5 has many capabilities for load balancing and web application firewall features.""We always use technical support and the team helps us very well. They're able to effectively find and fix issues and they respond very quickly.""The product is quite flexible.""This is a solution that does what it's supposed to do at the price point."

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"It helps us to route the traffic to the available servers. If we didn't have Loadbalancer we would fail to set the end-user and it would cause a failure in the cluster.""For now, it's stable."

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Cons
"This is a very expensive solution.""It's a very expensive solution.""If they made it easier for engineers to get F5 training then it would be better.""Reporting could be improved and configuration made easier.""The logging features are too limited and do not give us a solid understanding of what's happening.""The web interface could be better.""The cost of the solution is pretty high. It would be ideal if it was more reasonable.""If we decide to migrate to the cloud, I don't think that BIG-IP is a good solution and we probably won't use it."

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"There are many features you can set in the backend of Loadbalancer. They should simplify the configuration. The administrator should be able to configure it more simply. How it is now, you can only configure it if you have a lot of experience.""It doesn't have the bonding capability feature."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: In terms of stability, it is stable.
Top Answer: When you buy it you have a license bundle which I think you have to renew every year or every couple of years.
Top Answer: In terms of what could be improved, I would expect more integration with different platforms and more integration with the backend systems. Additionally, in the next release, I would like a more… more »
Top Answer: It doesn't have the bonding capability feature. I would like to see the bonding capability feature included and it should be easier to upgrade. The capacity that we currently have is 2G. If we could… more »
Top Answer: We are using this solution for internet management. We have approximately eight incoming ISP lines. All of the ISP lines go to the load balancer. We use it for normal internet access.
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Also Known As
F5 BIG-IP, BIG-IP LTM, F5 ASM, Viprion, F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition , Crescendo Networks Application Delivery Controller, BIG IP
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Overview

F5 BIG-IP LTM optimizes the speed and reliability of your apps via both network and application layers. Using real-time protocol and traffic management decisions based on app and server and connection management conditions, and TCP and content offloading, BIG-IP LTM dramatically improves application and infrastructure responsiveness. BIG-IP LTM's architecture includes protocol awareness to control traffic for the most important applications. BIG-IP LTM tracks the dynamic performance levels of servers and delivers SSL performance and visibility for inbound and outbound traffic, to protect the user experience by encrypting everything from the client to the server.

BIG-IP LTM provides enterprise-class Application Delivery Controller (ADC). You get granular layer 7 control, SSL offloading and acceleration capabilities, and advanced scaling technologies that deliver performance and reliability on-demand. The highly optimized TCP/IP stack combines TCP/IP techniques and improvements in the latest RFCs with extensions to minimize the effect of congestion and packet loss and recovery. Independent testing tools and customer experiences show LTM's TCP stack delivers up to a 2x performance gain for users and a 4x increase in bandwidth efficiency.

Loadbalancer.org leads the market in delivering high-performance load balancers and load balancing solutions to customers around the world. Customers who depend on the high-availability of business critical applications can take advantage of unparalleled versatility, affordable costs and instant access to the industry’s most responsive 24/7 support – even during a free trial. Founded in 2002, Loadbalancer.org has offices in the USA, Canada, Germany and headquarters in the UK. With thousands of physical, virtual & cloud-based appliances deployed across six continents, Loadbalancer.org ensures the uptime of e-commerce websites & mission critical applications globally, whilst also improving performance, security, scalability and providing a rapid return on investment (ROI). Loadbalancer.org offers a no-nonsense approach and complete focus on load balancing.

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Sample Customers
Riken, TransUnion, Tepco Systems Administration, Daejeon University, G&T Bank, Danamon, CyberAgent Inc.
Vodafone, NASA, Mercedes, NBC, Siemens, AT&T, Barclays, Zurich, Penn State University, Fiserv, Canon, Toyota, University of Cambridge, US Army, US Navy, Ocean Spray, ASOS, Pfizer, BBC, Bacardi, Monsoon, River Island, U.S Air Force, King's College London, NHS, Ricoh, Philips, Santander, TATA Communications, Ericcson, Ross Video, Evertz, TalkTalk TV, Giacom, Rapid Host.
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider24%
Financial Services Firm18%
Manufacturing Company10%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider23%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government6%
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Government38%
Healthcare Company13%
Recruiting/Hr Firm13%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
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Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government11%
Media Company6%
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Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise54%
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Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise65%
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise55%
Find out what your peers are saying about F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) vs. Loadbalancer.org and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
534,468 professionals have used our research since 2012.

F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is ranked 1st in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 30 reviews while Loadbalancer.org is ranked 14th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 2 reviews. F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is rated 8.2, while Loadbalancer.org is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) writes "Very stable and easy to use with a good GUI". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Loadbalancer.org writes "Stable internet management and access but the scalability needs improvement". F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is most compared with Citrix ADC, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, NGINX Plus, HAProxy and A10 Networks Thunder ADC, whereas Loadbalancer.org is most compared with HAProxy, Citrix ADC, Kemp LoadMaster, Fortinet FortiADC and NGINX Plus. See our F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) vs. Loadbalancer.org report.

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