HAProxy Reviews

HAProxy is the #5 ranked solution of our top Application Delivery Controllers tools. It's rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to F5 BIG-IP - HAProxy vs F5 BIG-IP

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John Taisto
Real User
Unix System Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 04 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the TCP load balancing. 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 found that… more »

How has it helped my organization?

It made something possible where I do load balancing on a container, without having to configure it at the firewall.

What needs improvement?

The logging functionality could use improvement, as it is a little cryptic. Additional logging functionality with better documentation would be helpful.

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

We are not paying for HAProxy support. We're using the free version, compiling it in a container, and using it. The only cost is for the image manager, who is responsible for uploading the image, and… more »

What other advice do I have?

Once the container is set up, the time it takes to deploy is typically under a minute. That is a full-blown solution with all the plugins and images that I'm planning on using. I'm pretty happy with… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I chose this solution because I have to operate within a Docker container, and this is the only one that I could get to work.
Real User
Network security at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 30 2020

What do you think of HAProxy ?

What is our primary use case?

We are using it for application load balancing.

What is most valuable?

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.

What needs improvement?

Pricing, monitoring, and reports can be improved. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have just started using HAProxy. In my organization, they've been using it for a year or two.

How was the initial setup?

It was a little bit straightforward.

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

HAProxy is free in the initial offer. However, pricing can be improved.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend HAProxy because it is free in the initial…
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Real User
DevOps-Infrastructure Team Leader at a tech company with 201-500 employees
Jan 24 2019

What do you think of HAProxy ?

What is our primary use case?

HAProxy is used both as an external (customer facing) and internal (between service APIs) solution. We use it for SSL offload, domain and path based ACLs, request header manipulations, and much more.

How has it helped my organization?

Layer 7 health checks improved stability. Logs and metrics are very rich and easy to export which makes it easier for us to pinpoint once something is not working as we expect.

What is most valuable?

With each new release, I find very useful features and love each addition. Recently, the seamless reload feature was much needed and very helpful.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a two (or more) native cluster support without third parties or DNS manipulations.

For how long have I used the solution?

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What is HAProxy ?

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.

Also known as
HAProxy Community Edition, HAProxy Enterprise Edition, HAPEE
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