Comparisons - Contrasting vendors and software solutions to identify the right solution for the right problem
Which load balancer? Compare F5, Citrix, A10, Radware, NGINX, HAProxy Enterprise, AVI Networks, Progress Kemp, and Loadbalancer.org
At the very least, this blog should save you hours of Googling!
Scared of migrating from a Citrix NetScaler load balancer to an alternative?
I built a parallel Loadbalancer Enterprise configuration alongside the existing Citrix NetScaler load balancer.
How do F5, Kemp, and Loadbalancer.org ADCs compare?
To save you some time, here's a quick summary of how F5, Progress Kemp, and Loadbalancer.org compare on the big three: price, features, and ease of use.
Loadbalancer.org vs F5: Which ADC for your enterprise imaging applications?
Why is Loadbalancer.org the market leader in load balancing medical imaging applications? And what DON'T you get from F5?
Guess who just rebranded?
Almost any marketing academic will tell you that rebranding a company is usually a bad idea — with a minefield of potential hazards to overcome.
A thank you from Loadbalancer.org's Co-Founders: Celebrating 20 years of clever, not complex, high availability solutions
Celebrating 20 years of clever, not complex, high availability solutions.
Things to consider when buying a load balancer
There are a whole host of factors that will influence your choice. However, what I've tried to do here is pull together some key questions you'll need to think about, based on my personal experience, to help you articulate what you need.
Will Richard Gabriel's UNIX "worse is better" theory ring true for load balancing software development in 2023?
Which model will meet your needs, and are the established "worse is better" and "right is better" philosophies still relevant?
Compare Layer 4, Layer 7, and Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) techniques
The first question we always ask our customers is: "are you looking for performance, reliability, maintainability — or all three?"
What is the difference between a hardware and virtual load balancer?
This is not a blog telling you what appliance you should buy. It's simply a blog explaining the core differences, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each.
How Loadbalancer.org helped this customer migrate seamlessly from Snapt Nova
Working with this Snapt customer to support them with the urgent migration of all their critical applications.
Tailoring — The modern way to make your product indestructible
Growing customer demands are forcing technology providers to reconsider their approach to high availability and scalability.
What if the answer to the tech skills shortage is simplified IT solutions?
The ever-growing complexity of IT products introduces more and more variables into the equation - and ultimately makes it more likely that something can go wrong.
How many network ports do you need on a hardware load balancer?
The only real reason for separate network ports is physical redundancy. Because the other primary reason (security segregation) can be easily implemented using VLANs.
Does Niagara Networks have the answer to scaling Secure Web Gateways all the way up to 100G?
Network Security devices such as firewalls, WAF, SWG, IPS etc. are often deployed inline with bridge mode., which has two major problems.
Are you crazy to buy a hardware load balancer?
There’s no doubt that the software adoption trend for load balancers is increasing - and the likelihood is that this will continue. After all, it makes sense right?
Scared of moving away from an F5 load balancer?
We've had a lot of frustrated F5 customers talk to us recently about the pain they are suffering,
Can you mismatch hardware and virtual appliances for high availability?
This question came up here the other day and, while I do not recommend this approach, I thought it would be worth exploring in a blog post, explaining when and how it could be done.
Why tierless support?
We’re often asked why we broke the mold with our support team and removed the tiers. Well, I wanted to go into that decision to justify why we did it and why I personally still think it’s really what makes the BEST SUPPORT TEAM in the world a reality at Loadbalancer.org!
How can you survive without a load balancer in every home?
The video is clearly pitched at tech enthusiasts who like to play with so-called ‘FREE’ stuff.
How to get the most out of your FREE TRIAL: successfully evaluating a load balancer
How do you successfully evaluate a load balancer? We’ve compiled some of the key considerations when trialling any new software product…
Does your F5 migration need a Jenga consultant?
Look, let’s make this very clear, we love F5, we think they are awesome, the best ADC in the market. But sometimes they make you want to cry!
10G is dead. Long live 25G!
The need for speed has always been one of mankind's greatest loves.
Multi-application or dedicated load balancing – which approach is best?
With a big, powerful and expensive ADC load balancer, there can be a strong temptation to load balance multiple applications – but when uptime is critical, could it become a single point of failure?
Redesigning customer service with consultative support
At Loadbalancer.org, we've always taken a unique approach to support – offering consultative services that are tailored to individual customer needs.