What is F5 BIG-IP?
It ensures that applications are always secure and perform the way they should. You get built-in security, traffic management, and performance application services, whether your applications live in a private data center or in the cloud.
F5 BIG-IP is a tool in the Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy category of a tech stack.
Who uses F5 BIG-IP?
11 companies reportedly use F5 BIG-IP in their tech stacks, including MIT, Catho, and Ecommerce.
12 developers on StackShare have stated that they use F5 BIG-IP.
Why developers like F5 BIG-IP?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use F5 BIG-IP
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Public Decisions about F5 BIG-IP
Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose F5 BIG-IP in their tech stack.
LTM, GTM, APM, AFM, IRULE, TCL. This is how we provide network connectivity, redundancy and security. F5 BIG-IP
F5 BIG-IP Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to F5 BIG-IP?
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AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
With Elastic Load Balancing, you can add and remove EC2 instances as your needs change without disrupting the overall flow of information. If one EC2 instance fails, Elastic Load Balancing automatically reroutes the traffic to the remaining running EC2 instances. If the failed EC2 instance is restored, Elastic Load Balancing restores the traffic to that instance. Elastic Load Balancing offers clients a single point of contact, and it can also serve as the first line of defense against attacks on your network. You can offload the work of encryption and decryption to Elastic Load Balancing, so your servers can focus on their main task.
HAProxy (High Availability Proxy) is a free, very fast and reliable solution offering high availability, load balancing, and proxying for TCP and HTTP-based applications.
A modern HTTP reverse proxy and load balancer that makes deploying microservices easy. Traefik integrates with your existing infrastructure components and configures itself automatically and dynamically.
Originally built at Lyft, Envoy is a high performance C++ distributed proxy designed for single services and applications, as well as a communication bus and “universal data plane” designed for large microservice “service mesh” architectures.
DigitalOcean Load Balancer
Load Balancers are a highly available, fully-managed service that work right out of the box and can be deployed as fast as a Droplet. Load Balancers distribute incoming traffic across your infrastructure to increase your application's availability.