If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering F5 BIG-IQ, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
Overall, this is a good solution and I would recommend it but they need better integration with VAS. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
First, call F5 support before trying to implement it by yourself. That's what I tried to do and there were a bunch of problems, so I would call their support first. I would give this solution a nine out of ten.
F5 is a leader in this space and this is a solution that I recommend. For anybody considering this solution, if they have virtualization then I would suggest getting the F5 Big-IQ Virtual Edition, rather than the physical one. It will make it easier to install and troubleshoot. I don't know any solution on the market that is better than this one, but I do think that they need to make some enhancements. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
They are working to make the product more feature-rich all the time. Look for capabilities and features, not just price. The one thing that we found was that the F5 device does multiple aspects as opposed to having to put in different things to different devices for different functions. This made sense to us that we could do all our functions out of the same device. We didn't have to buy different devices for different functions. Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: * Support * Availability * Reliability.