A10 Thunder ADC vs. Azure Traffic Manager

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
A10 Thunder ADC
Score 8.0 out of 10
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A10 Networks offers their application delivery controller, Thunder ADC.N/A
Azure Traffic Manager
Score 9.7 out of 10
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Microsoft's Azure Traffic Manager operates at the DNS layer to quickly and efficiently direct incoming DNS requests based on the routing method of your choice.N/A
Pricing
A10 Thunder ADCAzure Traffic Manager
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Offerings
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A10 Thunder ADCAzure Traffic Manager
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
A10 Thunder ADCAzure Traffic Manager
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Best Alternatives
A10 Thunder ADCAzure Traffic Manager
Small Businesses
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Score 8.7 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
Cloudflare
Cloudflare
Score 8.7 out of 10
BIG-IP
BIG-IP
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
NGINX
NGINX
Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
A10 Thunder ADCAzure Traffic Manager
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
A10 Thunder ADCAzure Traffic Manager
Likelihood to Recommend
A10 Networks
I recommend it but would like to mention that the buyer should analyze their needs very well and perform exhaustive service tests prior to purchase.
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Microsoft
Azure Traffic Manager is a great product, if you have multiple sites hosting similar services (Primary and DR), and you want to ensure that users are directed to the DR in case of a primary datacenter failure, [Azure] Traffic Manager does this very nicely. If you have a service hosted across multiple regions/datacenters and you want to balance the inbound load between the regions, [Azure] Traffic Manager does this very well, of course such scenario would require a database replication or something like Cosmos-DB in the backend [Azure Traffic Manager] is also well suited for inbound traffic with multiple IPs, you can fail-over traffic from one inbound IP to another based on its availability, or if you have multiple internet connections that you want to balance the load across, it does this pretty nicely too.
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Pros
A10 Networks
  • Load balancing
  • Scripting AFLEX
  • DDOS mitigation
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Microsoft
  • Performance DNS Load Balancing for Lowest Latency Endpoint to Clients
  • Priority-Based DNS Load Balancing to ensure maximum up time for a service
  • Geographic-based DNS Load Balancing to force certain clients in certain regions to connect to specific endpoints
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Cons
A10 Networks
  • Functionalities and features do not match our needs.
  • Other vendors offer very similar characteristics for lower prices.
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Microsoft
  • Traffic View is a great feature, but doesn't work very well, sometimes it gets stuck and stops loading traffic view data
  • Automatic probing for endpoints sometimes gets stuck too, I would recommend a technique to test the endpoint in real time from Azure Portal
  • Traffic View heatmap is buggy and doesn't point correctly to locations
  • Traffic View portal doesn't show source countries (Shows coordinates) it would be much more helpful to have coordinates auto-translated to geolocations/countries
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Support Rating
A10 Networks
Support said the devices will work in our environment but when we had the device working we realized that it was not possible to do what we wanted, for this reason, our experience was not entirely good and we did not like the way they approached us for the sale of the device.
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Microsoft
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Alternatives Considered
A10 Networks
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Microsoft
Amazon Route 53 Traffic Flow does what [Azure] Traffic Manager does, however, in Azure Configuration is separated between Azure DNS Zones (For DNS Zone Management) and [Azure] Traffic Manager for DNS Traffic Management and Load Balancing, Route 53 in a unified product for DNS Traffic Management using Traffic Flow and DNS Zone Management. Route 53 does a great job, however, we found it to be a little bit more complex to setup than [Azure] Traffic Manager, Setting up traffic manager is pretty easy even for the first time, and getting the best out of it is relatively simple.
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Return on Investment
A10 Networks
  • A10 Thunder ADC had a negative impact on the company, due to the fact that the client had to monitor a large number of sites, which could not be achieved with this device.
  • This led to looking for another alternative.
  • It is more beneficial for companies that do not need to monitor a large number of websites as the security and stability provided by the device are excellent.
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Microsoft
  • Service cost is exceptionally low
  • Overall, this product saves a lot of money for the value it provides and it isn't expensive
  • It's around half a dollar per million queries, which is truly peanuts, extras may be required if you do advanced configuration
  • I can't see any reason why any business wouldn't be using this product, very low investment for a very high return and savings
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