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Pros
"The solution is the easiest way to publish applications which have been designed by older development tools.""This is definitely a stable solution.""The solution is easy to use, easy to maintain and isn't too technical.""The graphical user interface makes it easy for users to configure the sites.""The solution integrates well with most Microsoft products.""The solution is very easy to use and offers a quick deployment.""The solution is easy to use and connects with Microsoft.""What I like the most is that it is easy to use."

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"It is very usable and easy to understand. Antivirus and VPN are the main features being used now. It allows my clients to access the network from home, which was very crucial because of the pandemic.""The most valuable feature is AppFabric's hosting solution, which is what we need for running workflows."

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"The scalability depends on how you have set it up. If you're running IIS on a single server, it might not be as capable as if you are on many in a cluster or with load balancing and so on.""The areas of this solution that need improvement are monitoring, debugging, and troubleshooting.""The solution should improve the cluster environment and load balancing.""This solution needs to be easier for cases where you want to have an IIS cluster.""If Microsoft IIS could work well with AppOptics or things like PHP, Python, and other custom languages that run on the webserver, it would be ideal. I think there are cases where people need to use Apache instead of IIS when IIS doesn't work well with other web languages.""We've never had any issues with the solution, but it's still nice to have overall improvements on it. It could be easier and faster to use, for example.""The documentation is not very detailed. They need to improve it and add to it. They should ensure there are lots of visuals to help users better understand the solution.""In the next release, I would like to see better integration between the cloud environment and the on-premises environment."

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"Its price and licensing policy can be improved. It could be a little cheaper. Licensing is sometimes confusing. There are so many different options. It is difficult to find out what to buy or what to choose for my necessity.""Microsoft will stop supporting the product next year, and we can't run unsupported programs in our systems."

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"This solution comes included with Windows Server.""The price of the cloud system is a bit high."

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"It is expensive, and its licensing is a bit confusing."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: IIS has a very simple and user-friendly interface, which helps a lot in effective and efficient management.
Top Answer: IIS needs immediate improvements, especially in the area of security management. Having no support for other than a Microsoft environment and programming languages limits the usage of IIS in many… more »
Top Answer: I am working as a Software Project Manager for a software company in their Pharma Services Division and using IIS on Microsoft Windows Server for local deployment of our pharma related .NET… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is AppFabric's hosting solution, which is what we need for running workflows.
Top Answer: It is expensive, and its licensing is a bit confusing.
Top Answer: This product is being deprecated, so there is nothing new being added to it or improved. It's not going anywhere. Microsoft will stop supporting the product next year, and we can't run unsupported… more »
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Overview
Internet Information Services (IIS) provides a secure, easy-to-manage, modular and extensible platform for reliably hosting websites, services and applications. With IIS, you get choice and control without giving up reliability or security.
Windows Server AppFabric extends Windows Server to provide enhanced hosting, management, and caching capabilities for Web applications and middle-tier services. The AppFabric hosting features add service management extensions to Internet Information Services (IIS), Windows Process Activation Service (WAS), and the .NET Framework 4. This includes Hosting Services and Hosting Administration tools that make it easier to deploy, configure, and manage Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) based services. The AppFabric caching features add a distributed, in-memory object cache to Windows Server that makes it easier to scale out high-performance .NET applications, especially ASP.NET applications.
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Sample Customers
Erste Bank Group, NJVC, Samsung Electronics, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Tata Steel Europe, Urban Software Institute
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Top Industries
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Transportation Company25%
Comms Service Provider25%
Aerospace/Defense Firm13%
Mining And Metals Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company25%
Financial Services Firm6%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
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Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise43%
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Find out what your peers are saying about IIS vs. Windows Server AppFabric and other solutions. Updated: March 2021.
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IIS is ranked 3rd in Application Infrastructure with 12 reviews while Windows Server AppFabric is ranked 17th in Application Infrastructure with 2 reviews. IIS is rated 7.8, while Windows Server AppFabric is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IIS writes "The interface, simplicity, and ease of management lend flexibility to this configurable solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Windows Server AppFabric writes "Very usable, easy to understand, and stable". IIS is most compared with NGINX Plus, Tomcat, Apache Web Server, Oracle WebLogic Server and IBM WebSphere Message Broker, whereas Windows Server AppFabric is most compared with . See our IIS vs. Windows Server AppFabric report.

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