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IIS vs. Windows Server AppFabric
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"Windows Server IIS is stable.""IIS has a very simple and user-friendly interface, which helps a lot in effective and efficient management.""The interface, simplicity, and ease of management are all good features that make this user-friendly."

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"The most valuable feature is AppFabric's hosting solution, which is what we need for running workflows.""It is very usable and easy to understand. Antivirus and VPN are the main features being used now. It allows my clients to access the network from home, which was very crucial because of the pandemic."

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"I am using an older version of Windows Server IIS and the general management and navigation to get something done is not as straightforward as I hope it to be. The interface could be improved.""Scalability issues and security concerns need attention from Microsoft.""Having no support for other than a Microsoft environment and programming languages limits the usage of IIS in many cases."

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"Microsoft will stop supporting the product next year, and we can't run unsupported programs in our systems.""Its price and licensing policy can be improved. It could be a little cheaper. Licensing is sometimes confusing. There are so many different options. It is difficult to find out what to buy or what to choose for my necessity."

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  • "The price of Windows Server IIS is expensive. They have a large user base, and they charge a little bit too much."
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  • "It is expensive, and its licensing is a bit confusing."
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    Windows Server IIS
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    Internet Information Services (IIS) provides a secure, easy-to-manage, modular and extensible platform for reliably hosting websites, services and applications. With IIS, you get choice and control without giving up reliability or security.
    Windows Server AppFabric extends Windows Server to provide enhanced hosting, management, and caching capabilities for Web applications and middle-tier services. The AppFabric hosting features add service management extensions to Internet Information Services (IIS), Windows Process Activation Service (WAS), and the .NET Framework 4. This includes Hosting Services and Hosting Administration tools that make it easier to deploy, configure, and manage Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) based services. The AppFabric caching features add a distributed, in-memory object cache to Windows Server that makes it easier to scale out high-performance .NET applications, especially ASP.NET applications.
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    Sample Customers
    Erste Bank Group, NJVC, Samsung Electronics, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Tata Steel Europe, Urban Software Institute
    Top Industries
    Transportation Company25%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm13%
    Mining And Metals Company13%
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise40%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise59%
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Buyer's Guide
    IIS vs. Windows Server AppFabric
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IIS vs. Windows Server AppFabric and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    607,332 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IIS is ranked 5th in Application Infrastructure with 3 reviews while Windows Server AppFabric is ranked 17th in Application Infrastructure with 2 reviews. IIS is rated 8.6, while Windows Server AppFabric is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IIS writes "The interface, simplicity, and ease of management lend flexibility to this configurable solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Windows Server AppFabric writes "Very usable, easy to understand, and stable". IIS is most compared with NGINX Plus, Apache Web Server, Tomcat, Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle SOA Suite, whereas Windows Server AppFabric is most compared with . See our IIS vs. Windows Server AppFabric report.

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