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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The feature that I have found the most valuable is that it works for my use case of application load balancing. I'm using it for PeerSense, and it's easy enough for PeerSense."
"Load balancing is valuable, and we are also using the WAF feature."
"I think installation only took a couple of minutes — no more than 10 minutes."
"Pricing, monitoring, and reports can be improved."
"There is no standardized document available. So, any individual has to work from scratch to work it out. If some standard deployment details are available, it would be helpful for people while deploying it. There should be more documentation on the standard deployment."
"The scaling should be built into the software rather than configured from an outside source."
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.
NGINX Plus is the all‑in‑one application delivery platform for the modern application development.
NGINX is the world’s most popular all‑in‑one application delivery platform for the modern application development. NGINX Plus adds enterprise-ready features for, such as , , , and to give you the freedom to innovate without being constrained by infrastructure.
NGINX Plus is a cloud‑native, reverse proxy, load balancer, and API gateway. NGINX Plus boasts scalable and reliable high availability along with monitoring to support debugging and diagnosing complex application architectures. Active health checks proactively poll upstream server status to get ahead of issues, and the integrated live activity monitoring dashboard provides a single‑pane view of your app environment. The NGINX Plus API enables integration with existing tools, optimizing resources and reducing tool sprawl.
NGINX Plus extends NGINX Open Source with many additional features and support, providing customers with a complete application delivery solution.
HAProxy is ranked 8th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 2 reviews while NGINX Plus is ranked 7th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 1 review. HAProxy is rated 6.6, while NGINX Plus is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of HAProxy writes "Open-source, free, and has a lot of customizations, but needs more support and standard documentation for customizations". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NGINX Plus writes "A reliable solution for load balancing, cluster production and more". HAProxy is most compared with F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Kemp LoadMaster, Citrix ADC and Barracuda Web Application Firewall, whereas NGINX Plus is most compared with IIS, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Kemp LoadMaster, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and IBM DataPower Gateway.
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