Azure Application Gateway

Azure Application Gateway

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What is Azure Application Gateway?

Microsoft's Azure Application Gateway is a platform-managed, scalable, and highly available application delivery controller as a service with integrated web application firewall.

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What is Azure Application Gateway?

Microsoft's Azure Application Gateway is a platform-managed, scalable, and highly available application delivery controller as a service with integrated web application firewall.

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Score 9 out of 10
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In 2020, our organization started using Azure Application Gateway and we have had a great experience. We started using this software because we wanted software that can cognitive services like natural language processing, computer vision, and machine learning. Azure Application Gateway has helped us reduce our cost and it fits our basic WAF requirement.
  • Azure Application Gateway helps with URL/URI load balancing.
  • Azure Application Gateway offers great technical support.
  • The software provides automatic scaling of resources for the demand.
  • No issues were encountered while deploying the software and after.
  • The price is high, there should be more data packet filtering options available.
  • The documentation that comes with the software can be a bit confusing.
If you are looking for a secure application, my advice is to consider choosing Azure Application Gateway. This software has enabled us to manage traffic to our web applications.
Thao Vo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We currently use a lot of Azure Services like Azure Function Apps, and Application Gateway will be a key role in a microservice architecture, we use it as a gateway for routing to our backend APIs.
  • Easy to use.
  • Friendly UI.
  • Best performance.
  • Price is a little bit high.
  • Some feature is hard to understand.
  • Lack of some document.
We use Azure Application Gateway, as its name, to be the Gateway for our application. It acts as a routing gate for all of our backend APIs, and also an application firewall to protect our application.
Dima Kazavchinsky | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Azure Application Gateway in our organization when simple load balancing is not enough and application layer load balancing is required. We deploy this product for our production applications because of that and also because it comes with a web application firewall, that allows configuring a highly customizable ruleset.
  • WAF
  • Application layer LB
  • SSL termination
  • There is no annotations for WAF rules, makes it hard to manage
The best practice for a cloud environment is to use the tools provided by the cloud provider. That's why for Azure cloud, Azure Application Gateway is the most cost-effective solution that you can use. You can use a single Azure Application Gateway instance for load balancing WAF, URL-based routing, and more.
Score 6 out of 10
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We have a lot of images and files to put in place in our application. We had to find a perfect load balancer, and Azure Application Gateway helped to get this achieved easily, as it is good in scaling as well.
  • Uploading images by multiple end-users from several applications like web, mobile, etc.
  • When there is a high volume of data requests, it helps to queue them based on the type of request. So it's easy to serve and reduce the loading time from the application layer.
  • An application gateway is useful when it can identify the type of details the user is requesting.
  • I think, the user interface can be little better.
  • Experience on deployment, it should have some good tutorials
It won't be useful when we have only dealt with just HTTP requests. If the application has to serve users with different file types, then this is useful.
February 08, 2022

Azure App Gateway

Score 9 out of 10
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We were using the Azure application gateway for routing traffic to a specific region. In that case, it was very helpful
  • Routing to specific region
  • Load balancing
  • Security
  • Security
  • logging
  • More detailed logs
I would strongly recommend the Azure application gateway
Hajira Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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This is a good choice we have made for the new suite of cloud applications which has modern architecture and is highly available. Azure Application Gateway is used as a reverse proxy for multiple web resources. This enables us to load balance and route traffic to appropriate web services and various web resources.
  • Easy to set up routing rules
  • Redundancy with multiple Azure zones and regions
  • Ease provisioning with scripts and APIs
  • 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)
It's an appropriate solution for Azure Cloud and integrates well with AKS - Azure Kubernetes Service. This in turn makes the default solution for any modern containerized and Kubernetes Orchestrated application. The good support for SSL/TLS and integration with Azure Key Vault makes it useful to comply with security guidelines.
August 13, 2021

Full throttle LB

Marius Andrei Zamfirescu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Azure Application Gateway for some global internal applications. One of the strong points is the ability to do fast provisioning and configuration update time. Other useful and interesting features are autoscaling capabilities, zone redundancy, and the ability to use an endpoint address which does not change over it's lifecycle. This is one of the best web traffic load balancers in the market.
  • Fast setup and configuration update
  • Zone redundancy
  • Autoscaling
  • Header rewrite
  • Configuration wizard
  • Testing capabilities
  • Troubleshooting
Azure Application Gateway is basically a web traffic load balancer well suited in enterprise environments that enables you to manage traffic to your web applications. Is a really good solution for your traffic management. It is also easy to integrate with modern deployment architectures like containers and Kubernetes and very cost effective. There needs to be more training material available for teams to learn more about this service.
Janne Mikola | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Our company uses Azure Application Gateway in all parts of the company which build and deploy infrastructure into the public cloud. In the business we are in, highly available (HA) applications are the only types of applications that we deploy, and any failure in availability usually is heard in the news later on. Azure Application Gateway ensures availability and scalability under surprising loads our business also faces during peak hours and e.g. specific events.
  • Automatic scaling of the target application
  • Health monitoring
  • Load balancing between multiple sites
  • Providing manageability via an API
  • HTTP header and URL rewrites
  • Advanced networking/routing
  • Multi-tenancy support
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.
February 19, 2020

Efficient Load Balancer

Mounika Chirasani | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Azure Application Gateway gives you application-level routing and load-balancing services that let you build a scalable and highly-available web front end in Azure.
  • 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.
  • The ease of setting up a connection to the on-premises sql server to any of the Azure cloud data solutions. One can easily stand up new virtual machines and then create a separate Application Gateway to work with each of the Azure solutions like Azure Data factory or Azure Machine Learning.
  • Also, we can schedule the jobs to be run at a particular time and also on-demand so we would always have the data whenever we will need it.

The following are the few features that I like the most about Azure Application Gateway:

- Easy to use, configure, and implement.

- It can be integrated with different tools such as Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS).

- Highly scalable


The following are the few features I like the least about this product:

- User Documentation can be improved

- Dashboard to demonstrate different metrics can be more detailed.

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.