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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

F5 NGINX

[NGINX] is very well suited for high performance. I have seen it used on servers with 1k current connections with no issues. Despite seeing it used in many environments I've never seen software developers use it over apache, express, IIS in local dev environments so it may be more difficult to setup. I've also seen it used to load balance again without issues.
Josh Stapp | TrustRadius Reviewer

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

It is well suited for an administrator team that is accustomed to pointing and clicking on items in a GUI fashion. All of the configurations can be performed this way if one chooses not to go the CLI method way. SUSE Linux works well with Microsoft environments and it's really easy to join a SUSE Linux server to an AD infrastructure as a member server and configure user authentication so that the server's resources can be accessed.
Roger Mialkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Servers

F5 NGINX
7.7
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
IDE support
F5 NGINX
6.0
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Security management
F5 NGINX
8.4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Administration and management
F5 NGINX
6.3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Application server performance
F5 NGINX
9.4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Installation
F5 NGINX
7.4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Open-source standards compliance
F5 NGINX
9.0
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Pros

F5 NGINX

  • Very low memory usage. Can handle many more connections than alternatives (like Apache HTTPD) due to low overhead. (event-based architecture).
  • Great at serving static content.
  • Scales very well. Easy to host multiple Nginx servers to promote high availability.
  • Open-Source (no cost)!
Gabriel Samaroo | TrustRadius Reviewer

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

  • Consistently performs well across various CPU architectures.
  • It's very well supported both by the parent company, as well as SAP and other third-party companies.
  • It is upgradeable across versions. We've performed upgrades from version 10 to 11 and from 11 to 12 without any major issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

F5 NGINX

  • Being relatively newer than alternatives such as Apache, NGINX has room to mature in some areas
  • While very well supported by most OS and cloud vendors, NGINX still requires some additional setup configurations to get going, it is still viewed as a secondary (although better in many cases) option
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

  • I haven't really faced problems with Suse Linux. But one of our applications generates Excel and Word doc reports on the server. We had a little challenge making it work on Suse Linux, as Suse Linux doesn't support Windows utilities directly.
Amanda Decker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

F5 NGINX

F5 NGINX 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Front end proxy and reverse proxy of Nginx is always useful. I always prefer to Nginx in overall usability when you have application server and database or multiple application servers and single database i.e. clustered application. Nginx provides really good features and flexibility which helps the system administrator in case of troubleshooting and also from the administration perspective. Also, Nginx doesn't delay any request because of internal performance issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8.0
Based on 1 answer
For the breadth of services, features and overall performance, I believe Suse Linux is a great choice for any enterprise. It still has to grow a bit in areas like online help forums and documents, but we are pretty much satisfied with our choice.
Amanda Decker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

F5 NGINX

F5 NGINX 7.8
Based on 10 answers
I'm explicitly rating the open-source version of NGINX here. The open-source version has good documentation and useful examples. As one of the most web servers in the world, there is a wide range of tutorials and examples to learn from. This does have the drawback of potentially using older documentation, but NGINX has excellent default behavior, and the official documentation is easy to use. Their paid support seems excellent as well, though we haven't taken advantage of it yet.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 8.6
Based on 2 answers
It's great for basic support issues. But it's less suited for anything that is either obscure or uncommon, and it is very hard to escalate, unless you've built a relationship with your vendor/salesperson.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

F5 NGINX

NetApp, f1, etc., [I've] used them all. I find using commodity hardware across diverse endpoints running software solutions is cheaper while being more available than individual hardware solutions. and I find Nginx to be the best proxy solution that can do everything we need.
L Matthew Blancett | TrustRadius Reviewer

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

SLES is comparable to RedHat, where both of them have massive customer loyalty in their own niche markets. However, RedHat is much widely used, even though both of them are RPM-based. RedHat has the backing of the USA tech companies which just make them a giant compared to SLES. However, sometimes the application development is much easier in SLES compared to RedHat. Also if you are in the market for a very long term solution based on my experience I would say it is better to go for SLES.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

F5 NGINX

  • By using Nginx, we can host multiple web services on a single server, keeping our infrastructure costs lower.
  • Nginx maintains our HTTPS connections, allowing us to keep our promise to our customers that their data is safe in transit.
  • Due to Nginx's extremely low failure rate, our web addresses always return something meaningful, even when individual services go down. In sense, this means we are "always online" and allows us to maintain brand and support our customers even in the face of catastrophe.
Tyler Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

  • Compared to others, use is more stable and scalable; easy to manage.
  • The administration tools are very useful in helping the staff performance.
  • SLES proved to be a very extendable product, supporting all of our infrastructure.
  • The major reason I chose to use the product was the extensive enterprise peripheral support.
Carlos Daniel Casañas Bertolo ஃ | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

F5 NGINX

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

F5 NGINX
9.4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7.7

Usability

F5 NGINX
9.0
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8.0

Support Rating

F5 NGINX
7.8
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8.6

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