F5 BIG-IP Archived Reviews (More than two years old)

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Girish Vyas
Real User
Architect - Cloud Serviced at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Jul 14 2017

What is most valuable?

I have been working on the LTM and GTM lines. Both of the products are awesome. I would consider the Wide IP and ZoneRunner features of GTM extremely useful. For the overall product, I would say… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are fond of the load balancing feature for DNS and servers. Also, these can help you natting/hiding the real IP.

What needs improvement?

The only area that has room for improvement would be pricing. Other than that, the v11 clustering is a new technology they have brought in that does not require improvement. They are the leader in the… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This product is costly from a licensing perspective considering its competitors. This is why it lost a rating point from me. If your IT budget can support it, go for it.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Regarding load balancing, this was our first product.

What other advice do I have?

Attend a training class before trying to deploy it, or at least refer to online videos on their portal, as this will make it fairly easy for you. It is one of the best and easiest load balancing… more»

What is F5 BIG-IP?

The 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.
Also known as
BIG-IP, BIG-IP LTM, F5 ASM, Viprion, F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition , Crescendo Networks Application Delivery Controller, BIG IP
F5 BIG-IP customers
Riken, TransUnion, Tepco Systems Administration, Daejeon University, G&T Bank, Danamon, CyberAgent Inc.
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