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F5 BIG-IP vs HAProxy: What are the differences?

What is F5 BIG-IP? *It provides the availability, performance, and security *. 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.

What is HAProxy? The Reliable, High Performance TCP/HTTP Load Balancer. 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.

F5 BIG-IP and HAProxy can be primarily classified as "Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy" tools.

Instagram, Dropbox, and Medium are some of the popular companies that use HAProxy, whereas F5 BIG-IP is used by MIT, Centauro, and Groupe La Poste. HAProxy has a broader approval, being mentioned in 602 company stacks & 1060 developers stacks; compared to F5 BIG-IP, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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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.

What is HAProxy?

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.
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        What are some alternatives to F5 BIG-IP and HAProxy?
        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.
        Traefik
        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.
        Envoy
        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.
        GLBC
        It is a GCE L7 load balancer controller that manages external loadbalancers configured through the Kubernetes Ingress API.
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        How developers use F5 BIG-IP and HAProxy
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        Trello uses HAProxyHAProxy

        We use HAProxy to load balance between our webservers. It balances TCP between the machines round robin and leaves everything else to Node.js, leaving the connections open with a reasonably long time to live to support WebSockets and re-use of a TCP connection for AJAX polling.

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        The Independent uses HAProxyHAProxy

        HAProxy manages internal and origin load balancing using KeepaliveD. Two small servers host the entire site, never moving about 15% load even during the largest load spikes.

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        Packet uses HAProxyHAProxy

        We use HAProxy to balance traffic at various points in our stack, includgin nginx nodes on different physical machines, and api nodes on the backend.

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        ssshake uses HAProxyHAProxy

        I use HAproxy primarily for application routing and SSL termination. I also use its logs and statistics to visualize incoming traffic in Kibana.

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        Clarabridge Engage uses HAProxyHAProxy

        We use HAProxy to load balance web requests for our web application, but also for some internal load balancing of microservices.

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        POROWNEO.PL uses F5 BIG-IPF5 BIG-IP

        LTM, GTM, APM, AFM, IRULE, TCL. This is how we provide network connectivity, redundancy and security.

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