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Score 9.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

HAProxy

I've had good experiences with most things that I've attempted using HAProxy. About the only thing I haven't tried yet is setting up an HA Pair using VRRP which I just found out is even a possibility. But it does great at terminating SSL on HTTPS VIPs which is most of what I've used it for, About the only thing I haven't figured out yet is one specific use case I have setup on a pair of F5s for syslog forwarding to multiple destinations, but I also haven't spent a ton of time looking into it since I think there's a limitation with UDP traffic and HAProxy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

HAProxy

  • Allow traffic to systems to be distributed evenly, providing high availability
  • Allow restrictions to resources using OAuth tokens
  • Allow load balancing of databases
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

HAProxy

  • Improved API level access - but I believe this is coming soon.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

HAProxy

HAProxy 9.4
Based on 2 answers
It is very easy to use. I was able to find a lot of documents for it on the internet. Very good community support.There are lots of examples available to try. We mostly use a command-line user interface to interact with it. The CLI is also super easy to use and very easy to interact with
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

HAProxy

HAProxy 9.5
Based on 2 answers
HAProxy has an excellent documentation and community forums.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

HAProxy

This is the only load balancer I've used.
Andrew Meyer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

HAProxy

  • Significantly lower investment vs competitors. In the case of F5s we have Virtual Editions so we're paying for the hardware to run it on top of the several thousand dollar licenses that are required for each pair and we currently have a pair of F5s per client so there's a huge potential for cost savings there.
  • Requires our network engineers to learn a new skill or our Systems engineers to take on the responsibility of managing the load balancers. It's not a huge difference either way, but it does impact the way we have done business in the past.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

HAProxy

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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