5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Dec 7, 2016
Great Company to work with and support
Test and test again
Fuction and how it works for us
nothing but cost
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Dec 6, 2016
We moved from a software based Load Balancer system- Zeus technology load balancer - to the hardware appliance. Since we already had a load balancer in production, moving working loads over to the new one was critical to have minamal if no downtime, and we were able to achieve that with pre-planning. Since then, we have explored the features of the F5 outside of just using it as a local traffic manager.
It is all about pre-planning - having an understanding of the underlying archetecture, and meetign with the application owners on how their particular servers need to use the F5 allowed us to catgorize them, and work out solutons with each team.
It is fairly simple to configure and use, and support has been great - there is an active discussion community to get help from for simple issues or to bounce ideas, but also calling the company for support has been wonderful.
The cost is fairly high if all you need is traffic management
I have nothing bad to say - support has been great with any questions we have
At this point, taking a look at other solutions in the market - the F5 is an industry leader in what it does, but that comes at an expense, and since we are not using all the features, is it exactly what we need?
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Dec 5, 2016
No comments. Very good experience.
technical Approach and delivery expertise.
Use news and other features.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Dec 5, 2016
Very good experience, vendor meet need sin terms of initial an ongoing support. Replaced old Cisco Load Balancings and adding DDoS protection. F5 Big IP Load Balancers added a lot of extra funcionality at the same time was a lot mor eeasy to manage than old solution.
Do you homewok, make sure all your requirements are met. Work directly with F5 folks
Feature available. you can do a lot with Big IPs
Major version upgrades. It's very tricky to test all the production fucnionality and most lilely something will break.
We should have replaced our old Cisco Load blancing solution earlier.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Dec 5, 2016
f5 LTM & GTMs are fantastic
do homework iwth all vendors....focus on support
support at times....
meet with key support leadership earlier
stay in line with f5 Ltm gtms
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Nov 11, 2016
Good product, good vendor
Know the requirements for ongoing monitoring, maintenance
Piggy-backs on existing appliances in use.
Amount of almost daily attention it requires
Lowered the price
Get a big picture, including maintenance and monitoring tasks prior to start.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Sep 8, 2016
The F5 4000-series systems have been highly reliable. Installation, service, and support from F5 has been great. We are able to create a layer of abstraction for our end customers that simplify and limit the changes they need to make as systems are upgraded, moved (intra or inter-data centre), or decommissioned. The additional packages that are available with the F5 (e.g., GTM - Global Traffic Manager) are truly value-add to this platform. With redundant systems at both data centres, the combination of hardware and software has contributed significantly to improving our daily operations, security, failover maintenance processes, and our disaster recovery profile.
If funding is available, look real hard at some of the additional modules available for the F5 to enhance operational effectiveness and efficiency for existing hardware, software, and labor resources.
Reliability. It just flat our works as designed and is a rock solid performer.
Cost. The product cleary demonstrates its value but it is difficult in these budget constrained days to take advantage of all of the features you may want/need. Thus, we did things in phases instead earlier in the deployment. Perhaps some features can be included with advanced capabilities at an additional cost.
Provide more services/knowledge transfer with the product purchase and reduce the reliance on paying for professional services to complete installation and configuration.
We would have implemented more of the features/add-ons (e.g., DNS, GTM) in earlier deployment phases. We have found that adding the features (GTM) and moving services to the F5 (DNS) have improved the delivery and management of our services.
The product does everything it claims to do and has met or exceed or expectations in all areas.
The base product and the add-on modules are nicely integrated and deployment was straightforward.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Aug 16, 2016
Start with simple, standard deployment as F5 is very capable and flexible.
F5 team stay close with customer.
cost of soft version is too high.
Cloud based services.
Since we started to use CDN+WAF from external vendor, the deployed GTM in external will be re-deployed or repurposed for internal use.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Jul 21, 2016
Great product, excellent customer support, streamline process and save IT cost.
look into Best licensing.
the all around of best licensing.
technical support for APM is slow.
The vendor should send a SE to develop a road map for us from the early stage.
we would invest to Viprion technologies.
The product touch everywhere in our infrastructure
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Jul 14, 2016
LTM and GTM worked well.
All the bells and whistles are included in their product pipeline
easy web interface.
Leverage more on virtual appliances