Azure Application Gateway vs. F5 on IBM Cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure Application Gateway
Score 8.6 out of 10
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Microsoft's Azure Application Gateway is a platform-managed, scalable, and highly available application delivery controller as a service with integrated web application firewall.N/A
F5 on IBM Cloud
Score 8.3 out of 10
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F5 on IBM Cloud lets you see and control all traffic passing through your network. F5’s highly scalable, resilient and reusable services dynamically adapt to ensure application availability, performance and security.N/A
Pricing
Azure Application GatewayF5 on IBM Cloud
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Azure Application GatewayF5 on IBM Cloud
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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User Ratings
Azure Application GatewayF5 on IBM Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(8 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
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User Testimonials
Azure Application GatewayF5 on IBM Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
Microsoft
For building scalable and highly available applications, Azure Application Gateway does most of the job on behalf of you; automatically load-balancing traffic from a number of users to a number of back-end servers. This ensure scalability and availability. The in-built security is great as can be expected from Microsoft, and user has a variety of tools for monitoring the health of the load-balancing function as well as the health of back end servers behind it.
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IBM
F5 on IBM Cloud has efficient ways to manage traffic, both local and that from the international sources. Besides, the firewall evaluations and management is handled by the program. F5 on IBM Cloud has a well designed virtual machine configuration, following both small and the largest templates for efficiency. The network configuration and monitoring is also deployed in the program.
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Pros
Microsoft
  • Easy integration with Load Balancer and Azure Scale Set to provide a full solution for traffic management.
  • With rich routing rule, we could use one Application Gateway as the central point for all internal applications to expose to the external network.
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IBM
  • F5 on IBM Cloud has application security features.
  • Besides, the extensive local traffic management from the application is efficient.
  • Lastly, the program acts as an advanced firewall managing tool.
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Cons
Microsoft
  • Live examples in the Azure documentation
  • Application Gateway UI Blade in Azure Portal can be streamlined
  • Have more advanced feature set as WAF (Web Application Firewall)
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IBM
  • F5 on IBM Cloud is a virtual edition, which is technical.
  • The subscription fee is extensive and expensive.
  • F5 on IBM Cloud configuration process requires an expertise.
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Support Rating
Microsoft
I don’t like that it's part of the Microsoft brand. In general, I am not a fan of Microsoft products but Azure gets it right.
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IBM
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Alternatives Considered
Microsoft
NGINX and Kong are open sources and we don't like open-source. We want an enterprise application that helps us in the production workload.
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IBM
F5 on IBM Cloud is substantially competent in managing traffic, through network configuration and monitoring. The presence of a software security manager also suits the program for stability and confidence. Besides, F5 on IBM Cloud has an infrastructure management feature, which deals with storage, network, and the general hardware that supports systems.
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Return on Investment
Microsoft
  • Costs increased for the company, so expenses were more than before.
  • Was able to get better user experience so users won't feel the website is useless.
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IBM
  • F5 on IBM Cloud offers a traffic report that is critical for decisions.
  • Firewall management eliminates chances of threats and destruction.
  • Network monitoring and configurations keeps us safe and monitored.
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