A10 Thunder ADC vs. Barracuda Load Balancer ADC

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
A10 Thunder ADC
Score 8.1 out of 10
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A10 Networks offers their application delivery controller, Thunder ADC.N/A
Barracuda Load Balancer ADC
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
The Barracuda Load Balancer ADC is a Secure Application Delivery Controller that enables Application Availability, Acceleration and Control, while providing Application Security Capabilities.N/A
Pricing
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A10 Thunder ADCBarracuda Load Balancer ADC
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
A10 Thunder ADCBarracuda Load Balancer ADC
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
8.4
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
8.5
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
A10 Thunder ADCBarracuda Load Balancer ADC
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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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
Barracuda is an inexpensive solution for load balancing web traffic of all kinds and works as a reverse proxy if you need one. It is efficient and has been a very stable solution. If you need extremely granular configuration for your load balancing traffic, then you may need to go with one of the bigger brands. Barracuda will more than handle regular small and medium business use and do so at a greatly reduced price point.
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Pros
A10 Networks
  • Load balancing
  • Scripting AFLEX
  • DDOS mitigation
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • Excellent Load Balancing.
  • Flexible configuration - It's very simple to configure and powerful enough to handle many more websites than just our exchange site.
  • Continuously updated - Barracuda makes fairly frequent updates to address issues and improve features.
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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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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • Overall, there are no issues. It just runs.
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Likelihood to Renew
A10 Networks
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
It is a product we plan on continuing to use.
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Usability
A10 Networks
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
It is fairly easy to learn after support helps you set it up and shows you how things work. Which they will do.
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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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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
It did well for basic needs but would not deliver for all our services.
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Alternatives Considered
A10 Networks
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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
We also had looked at Kemp and F5. The Kemp and F5 had a lot of horsepower and advanced configuration and functionality. When we looked at our workload and how we were planning on using the load balancers, we really didn't need all those extra bells and whistles. Barracuda provided all the standard functionality we needed and were looking for and did so at a greatly reduced price point.
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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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Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • It has allowed us to maintain a very high level of uptime.
  • It has allowed us to perform server updates without the downtime of services.
  • It has provided a consistent user experience by properly balancing service loads across servers.
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