F5 BIG-IP vs Loadbalancer.org

F5 BIG-IP is ranked 1st in Application Delivery Controllers with 23 reviews vs Loadbalancer.org which is ranked 4th in Application Delivery Controllers with 10 reviews. The top reviewer of F5 BIG-IP writes "Hardware and software partitioning enable us to deploy multiple instances, two vCMPs". The top reviewer of Loadbalancer.org writes "Just works, providing high-availability and load balancing when there is an outage". F5 BIG-IP is most compared with Citrix NetScaler ADC, A10 Networks Thunder ADC and HAProxy . Loadbalancer.org is most compared with KEMP LoadMaster, F5 BIG-IP and HAProxy . See our F5 BIG-IP vs Loadbalancer.org report.
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It has so many features. ​First of all, it has a full proxy architecture, it has multiple modules. The best feature is the WAF, the web application firewall module. It also has cashing type capabilities. It has all kinds of load-balancing algorithms based on your IT requirements.It provides first-tier firewalling, for you application. And it provides server load-balancing, it provides optimization, and it provides a proxy feature, where your users cannot directly access your server. It acts as a fully proxy architecture. It has client-side and server-side connections, both, and they're separate.It also has an AVR feature: application, visibility, and recording. It's good for customers looking for what is actually happening in their network and where the latency is.it has TCP LAN and WAN optimization features. It has has caching.You can create multiple virtual servers on F5 BIG-IP technology, and within multiple virtual servers you can have multiple nodes, where a node equals two application servers.The occasion in which we needed technical support, we didn't have problems with them, because they always answered our questions without any trouble.I have Big-IP change and control manager, which give me the roll back option. Therefore, I can view the last things which happened on the device.It is very intuitive, easy to deploy, and manage.

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The SSL Layer 7 load balancing is valuable.We now get notifications when pool members go down, and we eliminate our downtime by not sending traffic to downed pool members.​With basic network knowledge, our required system functionality can be configured and maintained.​The load balancers have an easy installation and a relatively simple, easy user interface to use.We have about 30,000 connections going through at any one time and it's fine, it doesn't seem to sweat. It doesn't get overloaded.Most important for us that it makes sure that the load is distributed and that we always have access to the end servers.The user interface precludes need to be well versed with Linux IPVS command line. This make it easy for junior team members to participate in managing load balancing needs.It does what it’s supposed to do which is balancing an important intranet site we are using, so if one server dies, the second becomes active straight away.

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The one gap I saw was that pure LBN integration is a little tricky. The insertion of F5 in LBN is a little tricky. They need to work on something, on products by which they can insert F5 in any sort of cloud environment.They need to improve the interface and some of the functionalities.We need best-practice information. They have something called DevCentral and a blog. But we want something from F5 itself regarding how to tackle the false-positive configurations. If you go into detail with so many configurations it will find so many false positives from the moment it is enabled that it will quickly impact your applications, and it will not work.I would like there to be more device security. I would like the tool to support SSL links, along with SSL and TLS.They need to develop the reporting tools further.Implementing whitepapers with a lot more applications could easily be added.There is a challenge in Pakistan. This is when there is a hardware failure. Sometimes, it takes more time to get a replacement because it is sent out from the U.S. or some other regional outpost. Thus, it takes two to three days to receive a replacement.I would like to see F-5 implement a regular routing like in other Linux-based devices. When we try and integrate in some complex networks, we have to use some additional routing scenarios from a Layer 3 perspective, then we have some problems. It would be great if this were fixed somehow.

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Originally we had some stability issues with it, so they replaced it with a new box and it's fine.​I would like a notification when a new version of the software is available. They told me to sign up for their newsletter, but I have not received any notification for a newer software version.​Possibly a more graphical overview page (with colors) to give a two second overview to see if everything is working fine.​The automatic refresh of the System Overview webpage: It sometimes has an extra webpage reload (after a change) before you see it is executed. This can be confusing.They're mostly designed to balance a particular type of traffic. I wanted to load balance DNS, and they just don't do it the way that we wanted to. So they're not used as DNS load balancers.It would be great if there was a way to gain access to the graphing data, to create custom reports. If we had a way to use the graphing data, we could use it to present certain information to our client, such as the uptime status for their service.If I have to say something, I suppose they could add an automated configuration backup to an FTP location (or something similar) so you don’t have to manually do it. I don’t see this as a problem, of course, as the configuration rarely changes and we only need one backup, but maybe for other users that feature would be handy.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The pricing is inclusive of many features.Security should be involved in any base license. When you bring on F5, you only have default license. Then, the ASM product license has to be purchased. It would be great if F5 could include the ASM in the base license.It's fair, it's not too expensive. Maybe just a little high.It is the best solution, but that comes with an increased price.Try to negotiate all the software features that you require upfront.The licensing strategy for F5 is good.It's not a cheap product, but there are no other replacements for what we do with it.I would recommend that the cost be lowered.

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They're not the cheapest, not the most expensive, but I think value-wise, they're 100%.It filled a requirement for our project, and it did so at lesser cost than their competitors.​These guys make their pricing scheme really easy.​It is inexpensive, and even their “unlimited” version, the VA MAX is still far cheaper than competitors.I love that they do not price on some arbitrary throughput rating where you are guessing at what the load balancer is going to handle.We've got an unlimited license, which doesn't costs that much compared to other vendors, and we don't have to buy it again.It was easy to upgrade the license for unlimited clusters and servers. Pricing is fair.I think it’s very affordable.

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Also Known As
Also Known AsBIG-IP, BIG-IP LTM, F5 ASM, Viprion, F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition , Crescendo Networks Application Delivery Controller
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Loadbalancer.org
Overview
OverviewThe BIG-IP family of products offers the application intelligence that network managers need to ensure applications are fast, secure, and available. All BIG-IP products share a common underlying architecture, F5's Traffic Management Operating System (TMOS), which provides unified intelligence, flexibility, and programmability. Together, BIG-IP's powerful platforms, advanced modules, and centralized management system make up the most comprehensive set of application delivery tools in the industry.

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
Sample CustomersRiken, 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
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider
36%
Financial Services Firm
29%
Media Company
7%
Manufacturing Company
7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
26%
Comms Service Provider
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University
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Manufacturing Company
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Small Business
22%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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Midsize Enterprise
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