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Attribute Ratings

  • Cloudflare is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew
  • Kemp LoadMaster is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.2

Cloudflare

92%
91 Ratings
9.1

Kemp LoadMaster

91%
64 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Cloudflare

100%
1 Rating
8.7

Kemp LoadMaster

87%
4 Ratings

Usability

8.6

Cloudflare

86%
2 Ratings
9.0

Kemp LoadMaster

90%
26 Ratings

Support Rating

8.5

Cloudflare

85%
69 Ratings
9.9

Kemp LoadMaster

99%
31 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Cloudflare

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Kemp LoadMaster

91%
1 Rating

Configurability

Cloudflare

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Kemp LoadMaster

82%
1 Rating

Vendor post-sale

Cloudflare

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Kemp LoadMaster

91%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

Cloudflare

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Kemp LoadMaster

91%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Cloudflare

If a small business is looking for Object Storage, they should consider Cloudflare's R2 storage with which there are practically zero fees associated. Other cloud object storage services like AWS S3 can add up costs pretty fast as the egress fees are high. Apart from this, Cloudflare is still the best DNS resolver hands down. Its DDoS attack protection is at par with the best services out there. Being one of the most popular CDN right now, they also have a big network of servers strategically placed around the world. However, I do believe there are better, more premium services out there that offer more bespoke solutions for bigger enterprises and Cloudflare might not be the best solution for their needs.
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Kemp Technologies

Loadmaster is very powerful and flexible load balancer. Variety of options allows to create a complex network of rules and routes. During our website rollout Loadmaster allowed us to run multiple generations of the website simultaneously and seamlessly by doing the content switching on the fly. Powerful API allows easy integration into any development lifecycle.
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Pros

Cloudflare

  • When you need a FREE and EASY TO SETUP SSL certificate on your page (if you don't have the locked locker icon when opening your page, you need it)
  • When you want to obfuscate your webpage's IP (any connection will give the Cloudflare's IP)
  • You need to speed up the connection for static content (it will not help database connections or dynamic content)
  • IF your DNS isn't good (Cloudflare's DNS is amazing, quick, easy, and works pretty well)
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Kemp Technologies

  • Where the LoadBalancer excels is the multiple levels at which you can load balance servers. We currently use layer 7 LB, but others are available as well.
  • I particularly like the ability for the LB to know when servers are down, and if all are offline then you can create a redirect to a static HTML page or some other destination that is more informative.
  • The ease in which a service can be created and deployed using already pre-canned templates makes it a very convenient setup process.
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Cons

Cloudflare

  • Some features require a bit of hand holding to deploy correctly. While the documentation is good, it could provide more examples to cover additional use cases.
  • Telephone support for enterprise customers is for emergencies only, but sometimes phone conversations are better for providing clarity.
  • Enterprise lite customers can't purchase all options available to total enterprise customers. Still, many of those additional features cost additional, so upgrading to the full enterprise means an increase in base plus the additional feature (bot management is a great example). Enterprise lite customers should be able to add these services on as well but without an increase in base.
  • It's difficult to add new services to enterprise plans. It would be ideal if customers could purchase/upgrade online and sign an order insertion digitally from the site instead of having to go through customer success.
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Kemp Technologies

  • Ability to 'clone' existing Virtual Services for rapid deployment of similar ones.
  • A better API for ease of automation.
  • Simplification of Certificate management.
  • Better explanations of Kemp implementations of industry standard protocols like VRRP (or CARP)
  • More control over device factory reset configuration and forcibly breaking HA pairs at boot time
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Pricing Details

Cloudflare

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

Cloudflare editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
FreeFree1
Pro202
Business2003
EnterpriseContact sales team4

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Pricing Info

Kemp LoadMaster

Starting Price

$1,720 per year

Editions & Modules

Kemp LoadMaster editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
VLM-5002,0001
VLM-30004,0002
VLM-MAX10,0003
VLM-5001,7204
VLM-30003,0505
VLM-MAX7,6106

Footnotes

  1. perpetual license
  2. perpetual license
  3. perpetual license
  4. per year
  5. per year
  6. per year

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Likelihood to Renew

Cloudflare

No answers on this topic

Kemp Technologies

I'm very pleased with the support I've received as well as the quality of the product.
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Usability

Cloudflare

While there are some parts of the service that can be tricky to implement if you have a very custom site, like holepunching for cache, for the most part, the service works very well out of the box and is easy to use
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Kemp Technologies

Kemp makes it very easy to setup, configure and manage the LoadMaster without needing a lot of help from their engineers. The interface is very easy to understand and intuitive to use. We like how it is not complicated - I can easily have one of my techs login and they can figure out how to setup/configure virtual services for load balancing without needing a manual or tech support.
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Support Rating

Cloudflare

Support is responsive and available. One factor which probably should be addressed for enterprise customers – sometimes, some of the engineers take more time to comprehend the exact nature of the issue. A few of the issues which require a deep understanding of the Cloudflare stack and of the internet, in general, don't get fast resolution.
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Kemp Technologies

Support has been easy to deal with; I have only need[ed] to contact them a few times during setup. Once its been in place and operational, we have not need[ed] to mess with the system [which] is a huge advantage. I like system[s] that do not break and require constant attention in a production environment.
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Implementation Rating

Cloudflare

No answers on this topic

Kemp Technologies

The installation was straight forward. Once i installed it, their technical support team helped me with configuration
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Alternatives Considered

Cloudflare

I've used Cloudflare almost since the beginning, 8+ years. I don't have any experience with other platforms as Cloudflare is simple, easy, and cost-effective. Cloudflare offers tremendous value in its free plan. The vast majority of our clients are on the free plan but for some larger clients who require more advanced features, Cloudflare is still extremely affordable for the feature sets it delivers in its advanced offerings.
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Kemp Technologies

We chose Kemp LoadMaster because it is 1/10 the price of the competition and MUCH easier to deploy and configure and WORKS. We have had ZERO issues with the product since installation. Their engineers and their sales team have both reached out post-install to check in and see if everything is working as expected.
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Return on Investment

Cloudflare

  • Uptime: With Cloudflare's website protection, we have avoided panic-inducing outages and downtime.
  • Reduced hosting load: Cloudflare's CDN allows us to use smaller servers and greatly diminish bandwidth usage.
  • Reduced domain renewal cost: Most of our domains could be transferred to Cloudflare, where domain renewals are as cheap as possible.
  • Increased total website cost: All of Cloudflare's features aren't free, and they increase our monthly overall website cost. The protection and other features are helpful, just not free.
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Kemp Technologies

  • We used Kemp LoadMaster for many projects. For a lot of customers, load balancers were too expensive or too complicated before we introduced Kemp products.
  • It's not a overly complicated product, so we were able to train many engineers on it and have them get a certification.
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