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NGINX Plus vs. F5 BIG‑IP: A Price‑Performance Comparison

[ngx_snippet name='table-style-blog'] [Editor – We published a follow‑up to this post in August, 2018, taking into account updates to the BIG‑IP product line, and to both NGINX Plus and the commodity hardware it runs on, in the two years since this post was published. In several comparisons, NGINX Plus outperformed BIG‑IP for lower cost by even greater margins than…

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3 Cloud Architectures with NGINX Plus

Are you thinking about moving to the cloud? There are a number of benefits of moving to cloud, as well as a few drawbacks. For some enterprises, hosting any data outside of the corporate firewall is a deal breaker. For most, however, the advantages of not having to manage your own hardware far outweigh downsides…

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NGINX Load Balancing Deployment Scenarios

We are increasingly seeing NGINX Plus used as a load balancer or application delivery controller (ADC) in a number of deployment scenarios and this post describes some of the most common ones. We discuss why customers are using the different deployment scenarios, some things to consider when using each scenario, and some likely migration paths from one to another.

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Five Reasons to Use a Software Load Balancer

Update – We have new and updated information about the advantages of software load balancers over hardware ADCs. Please see our updated blog post on switching to software load balancing, download our new ebook, and check out our test results comparing NGINX Plus vs. F5’s BIG‑IP and NGINX Plus vs. Citrix Netscaler. For many data‑center administrators, deploying software to manage traffic goes firmly against everything they've learned. Having learned their trade in the data center, they measure everything by its hardware specifications – cost per port, mean time between failures, on‑site replacement – and anything that can't be measured in those terms just does not compute! For a long time, load balancing was no different. It was the preserve of the data‑center or network administrator, who was responsible for the successful delivery of IP packets to the correct server, informed by health checks and response times. Packets per second, throughput, and SYN protection were the metrics that load balancers were measured on.

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