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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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Pros of F5 BIG-IP
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      Load balancer
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      High performance
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      Very fast
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      Proxying for tcp and http
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      SSL termination
    • 30
      Open source
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      Reliable
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      Free
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      Well-Documented
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      Very popular
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      Suited for very high traffic web sites
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      Runs health checks on backends
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      Scalable
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      Ready to Docker
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      Powers many world's most visited sites
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      Simple
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      Work with NTLM
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      Ssl offloading

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        Becomes your single point of failure

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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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        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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