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
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Jul 14, 2016
Management interface was the biggest positive factor. Structured API and CLI for network team; very usable and capable GUI for others. A very flexible iRule capability for solving unforeseen/unexpected problems with canned applications.
Involve multiple parties in the design/implementation: networking, security, server, and developer teams.
Powerful. Works great. Support is top notch.
Programmatic provisioning from the start to prevent configuration drift.
We purchased design assistance, and it was much worth it to talk over various design scenarios before we deployed.