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Anonymous User
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Senior ICT Support Officer at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
Mar 05 2018

What is most valuable?

The most important feature is the fact it was recommended by the supplier. The previous load balancers weren't a very... more»

How has it helped my organization?

They balance a lot better than the last set that we had. The previous load balancers made some bad decisions with... more»

What needs improvement?

They're mostly designed to balance a particular type of traffic. I wanted to load balance DNS, and they just don't do... more»

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

I have no idea, because I don't have anything to do with pricing. It was basically, "We need these, we need these," and... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We did have a previous solution. We switched because of the supplier's recommendation, which we don't regret. Not at... more»

What other advice do I have?

Plan your specifications and features carefully. It's about doing proper planning to make sure that they will actually... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
IT Manager at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Feb 25 2018

What is most valuable?

First of all it's the reliability, what you create by load balancing, because you have more endpoints. That's for our... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We can more easily set up a test environment, because you can easily configure your forms. It makes it more flexible... more»

What needs improvement?

We are only using the basic features, and for us it's good. We're not yet using the SSL certificate offloading because... more»

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

It's worth the cost. It's not cheap, but it's a good solution. If you're looking for a good solution, this is a good... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We did have a previous solution once, but I don't remember the name because it was more than 10 years ago. We used a... more»

What other advice do I have?

Do it. I think they have very nice upgrade offers. When you start small, you can take the smaller version, and if your... more»
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Anonymous User
Real User
System Integrator
Feb 26 2018

What is most valuable?

Ease of use and support. The user interface precludes need to be well versed with Linux IPVS command line. This make it... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has relieved the load on our team so we can focus on other aspects of the operation. When we do load balancing, the... more»

What needs improvement?

It would be great if there was a way to gain access to the graphing data, to create custom reports. If we had a way to... more»

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

You can start with the base appliance R20 first and upgrade to the MAX version if necessary. Their pricing is good. We... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I used Linux IPVS in a previous job. It is not user friendly. It required much more hands-on knowledge. You need your... more»

What other advice do I have?

Implement major changes during the appropriate support hours so you can get support if things don't work out correctly.... more»
Mike Isaac
Real User
IT Operations Manager at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 28 2018

What is most valuable?

* Reliability * High availability

How has it helped my organization?

It means that if one of our mail-servers falls over, it's a much more seamless process. Or if we need to do maintenance... more»

What needs improvement?

At the moment, I can't think of anything. For what we use it for, it does everything we need it to. It does it well and... more»

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

We've got an unlimited license, which doesn't costs that much compared to other vendors, and we don't have to buy it... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

This is the first one that we bought, and it's the one we stuck with.

What other advice do I have?

I would say, go for it. It has proved to be a pretty reliable system, it hasn't let us down. Try to break it. We've... more»
Richard May
Real User
Business Development Manager at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 28 2018

What is most valuable?

Most important for us that it makes sure that the load is distributed and that we always have access to the end-servers that they're connected... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It was part of a project that we did where we used to outsource all of the web-filtering to a third party. We weren't very happy with it. We... more»

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

I'd say it is very good value.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We weren't really using anything ourselves because we were doing it through a third-party contract previously, but we switched to... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it a nine out of 10. We have had one or two small crashes on them, nothing major, but I guess that would be the only thing stopping... more»
Patrick Louis-Jean
Real User
IT Manager at a recruiting/HR firm with 51-200 employees
Jul 31 2018

What is most valuable?

The SSL Layer 7 load balancing.

How has it helped my organization?

We couldn't use our line-of-business software without it. It sits in front of it and it just does its job. It's an unsung hero, I'm afraid. It... more»

What needs improvement?

Obviously the simple ones like price. Make it cheaper, make it faster. Other than that, it's a spot-on product. It doesn't have any issues; no... more»

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

Pricing is great. I couldn't really complain about it. It's all good. They're not the cheapest, not the most expensive, but I think value-wise,... more»

What other advice do I have?

For what it is and what it does, it's not a very glamorous piece of kit. It's a load balancer, it takes the connection and decides where to put... more»
Chris Dow
Real User
Systems Programmer at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 14 2018

What is most valuable?

A load balancer is a load balancer, in terms of functionality. I need the interface to be easy to use for my team... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We had a requirement for these applications to be load balanced. Without a dedicated load balancer, we would have had... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like a notification when a new version of the software is available. They told me to sign up for their... more»

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

It is inexpensive, and even their “unlimited” version, the VA MAX is still far cheaper than competitors. I love that... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We have used F5 in the past. They are incredibly fantastic, but they are so expensive. We went with LoadBalancer.org... more»

What other advice do I have?

For load balancers, these guys are perfect. If you need a lot more bells and whistles, you may need a more expensive... more»
Anonymous User
User
Owner at a tech services company with self employed
Mar 19 2018

What is most valuable?

SSL Termination with Server Name Indicator option to a Layer 7 back end web farm which allows the client IP address to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

This has allowed us to use multiple NATD back end web servers with one single public IP Address and different domain... more»

What needs improvement?

HTTP API would be really helpful, but they do have a command line api which is used over a SSH connection

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

The cost of the hardware units was talked over with the sales team, who then helped to ensure that we had the correct... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

HAProxy, we needed a maintenance and the support agreement as we were outgrowing our in-house knowledge.

What other advice do I have?

The Loadbalancer.org product has helped reduce our tech teams time on manual maintenance of our load balancer and the... more»
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Loadbalancer.org leads the market in delivering high-performance load balancers and load balancing solutions to customers around the world. Customers who depend on the high-availability of business critical applications can take advantage of unparalleled versatility, affordable costs and instant access to the industry’s most responsive 24/7 support – even during a free trial. Founded in 2002, Loadbalancer.org has offices in the USA, Canada, Germany and headquarters in the UK. With thousands of physical, virtual & cloud-based appliances deployed across six continents, Loadbalancer.org ensures the uptime of e-commerce websites & mission critical applications globally, whilst also improving performance, security, scalability and providing a rapid return on investment (ROI). Loadbalancer.org offers a no-nonsense approach and complete focus on load balancing.

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