Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Scalability

Christian Amaya
Support Engineer & IT Professional at SISAP
The Series 2000 version of Palo Alto were somewhat big for small or medium customers. They did not have a middle box. In the newer version (3850s), all of them are scalable. They fit better into medium or small businesses, so it is easy for us. E.g, if we have a VMware 500 appliance, we can upgrade it to a 100. They have improved in this way. View full review »
Technical Lead Infrastructure at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
We picked the PA-3050s. They can handle a lot of traffic, so we are nowhere near our limits on it. We are not really touching its full capacity at the moment. View full review »
Pradeep Kurra
Cloud Practice Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
You already can scale it if you put it in Auto Scaling groups. If you put it in a load balancer, it should already be able to scale. We put our Palo Altos in the public VPC, then we have contractors come over the Internet and VPN into the Palo Altos to get into the AWS environment. View full review »
Rene Ortega
System Engineer at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
I have not encountered any problems. View full review »
Sachin Sheth
Director of Cloud Security at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
One of the great features that we liked and selected it was its scalability. We can autoscale and put it in Auto Scaling groups, which is very useful. View full review »
System Administrator at DeepMap
It is definitely scalable. We have about 100 users with about 200 to 300 instances on the cloud that we protect. View full review »
Dan Rabinowitz
Director of Infrastructure at Arcadia
We're still learning about the scalability. We have run into some issues with scaling and limitations associated with some of the configurations. However, it is a solution that we have been happy with overall. View full review »
Pavan Tipirneni
Solution Architect at JM Family Enterprises
We are happy with the scalability. We just started migrating to the cloud. Thus, we are slowly adding more volume to it. Maybe next year, we should know how it is scaling in the cloud. View full review »
Michael Robtoy
Infrastructure Team Lead at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
The limit of the product is based on resources that we can obtain from AWS. We have approximately 3500 users and 200 servers leveraging the Palo Alto product. View full review »
Luis Henriquez
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Solution Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It has to be more scalable for the deployment of VMs on the cloud. View full review »
Adao Costa
Managing Partner with 11-50 employees
No issues. It scales linearly with load and no issues. View full review »
Director at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is fairly scalable. We have a couple hundred servers already. View full review »

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