HAProxy Valuable Features

Jared Bates
DevOps Engineer at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
The ease of use of the configuration, and great documentation, are the most valuable features for us. The VRRP redundancy is also a mission-critical feature that works seamlessly. I can bring down a server live with minimal downtime because of this. View full review »
Thomas Pike
ICT Manager at a non-profit with 51-200 employees
Carers ACT operates a Skype for Business based call centre, which requires the use of a load balancer and reverse proxy for HTTP traffic for the front-end pools. HAProxy is able to fulfill both of these requirements. In addition to these basic functions outlined above, Carers ACT also requires high availability and ease of configuration. HAProxy fulfills these additional requirements through providing high availability through VRRP and configuration synchronisation. View full review »
ShawnBrito
Senior Systems Architect at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
The most important features would be the load-balancing of HTTP and TCP requests, according to multiple LB algorithms (busyness, weighted-busyness, round robin, traffic, etc). Another important feature that we cannot live without is the username/passwd authentication for legacy systems that had none. View full review »
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Alex Davies
Production Engineering at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
The heavily tuned full stack (NIC, kernel, and user space) produces excellent performance. Their support is available for advanced troubleshooting. View full review »
Haim Ari
SysOps Manager at a marketing services firm with 51-200 employees
* Reliability. HAProxy is the most reliable product I have ever used. * It is stable. Period. Will not fail unless you do something wrong. These features are why I give it a 10 out of 10. View full review »
John Taisto
Unix System Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 functionality to be quite useful. View full review »
François Guillier
Expert Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The anti-DDOS PacketShield filtering solution (embedded in the physical appliances) as well as the BGP route injection are great features and heavily used. The firmware upgrades are extremely easy, fast and convenient. You only have to upload it and reboot. It is as fast and easy to roll back to the previous version. These features are really an advantage over a "homemade" solution. View full review »
Mikolaj Niedbala
Deployment Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
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 also very valuable. View full review »
Software5e4d
Software Engineering Lead at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Performance and SSL proxy/offloading capability. Compared to nginx it’s a lot cleaner and quicker. View full review »
RyanCollier
System Administrator at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have found HAProxy's flexibility to be most valuable. HAProxy is highly customizable and will meet the business demands of most companies. It comes with plenty of load balancing algorithms and can act as a forward and reverse proxy. View full review »
Sandeep Sikka
Engineering Systems Manager and Data Scientist at a marketing services firm with 201-500 employees
* Load Balancing. We run large scale, backend infrastructure, serving millions of queries per second with low latency requirements. View full review »
Gary Galstian
Information Technology / Software Development with 501-1,000 employees
Reliability and transparency are the most valuable features. View full review »
Devendra Joshi
Sr. System Administrator Linux & AWS at a retailer with 501-1,000 employees
Load balancing, mainly. We are using two Apaches with HAProxy load-balancing. Some people use HAProxy to load balance MySQL databases as well. View full review »
Rudolph Dussel
User
The cluster feature. I use it for my second informatic room. View full review »
SeniorOp47fe
Senior Operations Engineer
* Flexible health-checking * Good config format to auto-configure View full review »
Dyego Eugenio
DevOps Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The ability to handle a sequence of front- and back-ends gives the user the opportunity to send traffic through different services. View full review »
Oren Alexandroni
Senior Vice President of TechOps at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Arindam Mitra
Deputy Manager and Lead - IT Managed Services at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Honestly, I have only evaluated the load-balancing feature because that is what I needed in my environment. As you can understand, for development and end-to-end testing, procuring a hardware load-balancer is a pretty expensive a deal. View full review »
reviewer996537
DevOps-Infrastructure Team Leader at a tech company with 201-500 employees
With each new release, I find very useful features and love each addition. Recently, the seamless reload feature was much needed and very helpful. View full review »
Sebastian Insausti
Consultor at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Round robin and monitoring. View full review »
Igor Novgorodov
Senior Software Engineer at a tech services company
* Performance * Stability * Security * Active health checks of back-end servers * A lot of configuration options which let you deeply customize it. View full review »
reviewer854253
Software engineer
* The Lua module to reach an increasing user base. * HTTP/2 support * Multi-thread support View full review »
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