Overall Satisfaction with Azure Application Gateway
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
- Ability to serve more customers
- Being able to know that service is Highly Available (HA)
- Automated scaling ensures efficient use of resources from public cloud
HAProxy is an excellent load balancer that can also be used in cloud environments (and we do!), and is relied by hyper-large enterprises globally as well. However, HAProxy is a little bit more rudimentary in feature space, it does the core job well and securely, but doesn't provide any fancy additional features. Also, it takes more effort to deploy HAProxy than simply using an in-built feature in the Azure stack.
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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.