Compare F5 VIPRION vs. HAProxy

F5 VIPRION is ranked 11th in Application Delivery Controllers with 3 reviews while HAProxy is ranked 3rd in Application Delivery Controllers with 12 reviews. F5 VIPRION is rated 8.6, while HAProxy is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of F5 VIPRION writes "Excellent for internal business core applications and has the ability to scale up as necessary ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HAProxy writes "Multiple algorithms load-balance HTTP and TCP requests". F5 VIPRION is most compared with Citrix NetScaler ADC, whereas HAProxy is most compared with F5 BIG-IP, NGINX Plus and Citrix NetScaler ADC. See our F5 VIPRION vs. HAProxy report.
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Pros
There are several levels of module so a company can upgrade if necessary.The solution itself is perfect. It's easy to configure and we haven't had any initial issues with the hardware or power supply.The most valuable feature is the vertical scaling of the application infrastructure.

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It solves a problem for me where I can build files, not based on the health of the check, but rather the speed of the check.I can simplify configurations of many internal services (e.g. Web server configs) by moving some elements (like SSL) to HAProxy. I can also disable additional applications, like Varnish, by moving traffic shaping configurations to HAProxy.Advanced traffic rules, including stick tables and ACLs, which allow me to shape traffic while it's load balanced.Performance configuration options with threads, processes, and core stickiness are very valuable.The ability to handle a sequence of front- and back-ends gives the user the opportunity to send traffic through different services.We were able to use HAProxy for round robin with our databases, or for a centralized TCP connection in one host.It reduced the load on our main load balancers.We did not need technical support because the documentation is good.

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It's unfortunate that the network firewall isn't really a next generation firewall.It's hard to scale down the solution. You need to buy another product in order to do this.The initial setup is complex but it is manageable.

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The logging functionality could use improvement, as it is a little cryptic.There are three main areas to improve: 1) Make remote management more modern by adding API. 2) Propose a general HA ​solution for HAProxy (no I'm using keepalived for this). 3) Thread option should be a bit more stable.The configuration should be more friendly, perhaps with a Web interface. For example, I work with the ClusterControl product for Severalnines, and we have a Web interface to deploy the HAProxy load-balancer.We need to handle new connections by dropping, or queuing them while the HAProxy restarts, and because HAProxy does not handle split config files.The web stats UI, which provides the status of the health and numbers, could greatly benefit from having a RESTful interface to control the load-balanced nodes. Although there is a hack around the UI (by issuing a POST request to HAProxy with parameters), a RESTful interface would greatly improve the automation process (through Chef and Ansible).I would like to evaluate load-balancing algorithms other than round robin and SSL offloading. Also, it would be helpful if I could logically divide the HAProxy load-balancing into multiple entities so that I would install one HA Proxy LB application which could be used for different Web servers for different applications. I am not sure if these features are available.They should introduce one feature that I know many people, including me, are waiting for: HAProxy should have provide hot-swipe for back-end servers. Also, they need a more detailed GUI for monitoring and configuration.​It needs proper HTTP/2 support.​

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The only cost is for the image manager, who is responsible for uploading the image, and that is trivial.I think that the pricing is very fair, I would definitely recommend buying the Enterprise license.We use NGINX as well. However, because the health checks are a paid feature, I like to avoid it whenever possible​.If you don't have expertise then go with the licensed version. Otherwise, open-source is the best solution.

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Also Known As
VIPRIONHAProxy Community Edition, HAProxy Enterprise Edition, HAPEE
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Overview

At F5, we give our customers the freedom to securely deliver every app, anywhere—with confidence. All F5 products are highly programmable and integrate into any environment, whether on premises or in any cloud. To date, 48 of the Fortune 50 companies rely on F5 to deliver apps that customers and employees can securely access at any time, on any device, from any location.

HAProxy is the most widely used software load balancer and application delivery controller in the world. The core HAProxy application delivery engine is an open source project chiefly maintained by HAProxy Technologies and assisted by a thriving open source community. HAProxy Community Edition is available for free at haproxy.org. HAProxy Enterprise Edition is packaged with additional enterprise class features, services and premium support from HAProxy Technologies.

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Sample Customers
City Bank, Ricacorp Properties, Miele, American Systems, Bangladesh Post OfficeBooking.com, GitHub, Reddit, StackOverflow, Tumblr, Vimeo, Yelp
Top Industries
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REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm33%
Marketing Services Firm22%
Retailer22%
Non Profit11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company32%
Healthcare Company15%
Comms Service Provider12%
Media Company9%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise55%
Large Enterprise25%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise2%
Large Enterprise70%
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