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We performed a comparison between Loadbalancer.org and NGINX Plus based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"The features I find valuable in this solution are the ease of managing the logs on the WAFs, the ease to identify break-in attempts into the network, the front-end firewall, and a more specific firewall.""The connection that this solution helps our servers maintain has been most useful.""Loadbalancer is easy to use. It performs well, with low latency.""I like the different ways to balance the chart.""I found scalability in Loadbalancer.org valuable.""Loadbalancer.org is less complex than Citrix.""The performance is good.""It's pretty much a Swiss Army knife for managing all the load balancing techniques."

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"This solution has everything.""The most valuable features are the gateway and the ability to publish to sites.""The web proxy and the database proxy are excellent.""Supports IMAP, POP and SMTP protocols for the reverse proxy.""NGINX Plus' most valuable feature is the ingress controller.""NGINX Plus also has NGINX App Protect. It's a separate module, which is inspired by the F5 apps.""The load balancing module, which is equivalent to LTM, is the focus of the PSE. So far, the features of both are identical. I believe NGINX has more features for securing these services, but in terms of load balancing, both are massive solutions.""I find the solution’s community support and documentation most valuable. Compared to HAProxy, have found a lot of documentation and community support on Quora. If you would be asking me as a developer whether to choose this product, I would recommend this since it has good community support, documentation, and signature updates. The configuration of HAProxy is also very tedious. However, NGINX’s configuration is very simple."

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"The configuration is somewhat complicated. Someone who does not know the solution may find this challenging.""You can run into an issue when one engineer passes the case over to another engineer after their shift and they don't know what the first engineer worked on up to that point.""The interface from Loadbalancer.org should be improved.""Loadbalancer is expensive. At Globo, it is probably the most expensive tool we use. Annually, we are paying more than $1 million.""The solution can be a bit pricey.""I would like it if Loadbalancer had the ability to make rules for specific shared bots.""The configuration is somewhat complicated. Someone who does not know the solution may find this challenging.""I'd like to see scalability improved; it can be costly."

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"The center management system could be improved.""The KPI should be more focused on load balancing and the latency in application calling from the end system.""NGINX Plus is moderately priced, but it could give better value for money.""The scalability could be improved.""NGINX is a very basic load balancer and cannot do as many customizations as F5.""The drawback is that you must obtain a license for everything.""I would like to see the Grafana integration in NGINX which is already present in HAProxy. Grafana integration will help the solution visualize all the data analytics on the dashboard which is currently not present.""It would be great if there was even more automation to make it even easier to maintain."

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  • "Loadbalancer.org is based on open-source products, but it requires money for support and other activities."
  • "Licensing fees are paid annually."
  • "The solution requires an annual support license of $2,780 for four systems or $695 a year per unit for support not including the units."
  • "The costs associated with Loadbalancer.org depends on the technology. For some, we need to pay, but others are open, so they're free."
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  • "You pay for each feature that you want."
  • "The list price of NGINX Plus is close to $5,500."
  • "It's an open source solution, so it's free."
  • "HAProxy is cheaper than NGINX."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Since Loadbalancer.org is an open-source solution, I would recommend this solution for smaller businesses that don’t have major scaling requirements and don’t have the budget for a commercial… more »
    Top Answer:I like the different ways to balance the chart.
    Top Answer:Loadbalancer is expensive. At Globo, it is probably the most expensive tool we use. Annually, we are paying more than $1 million. I think the price is fair because we are heavy users that put on… more »
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    Top Answer:I think installation only took a couple of minutes — no more than 10 minutes.
    Top Answer:Their license fee has gone up, so that is one concern that we have. We are looking for alternative solutions which compare well and fit into our budget. We are interested in an open-source version… more »
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    Loadbalancer.org is a unique next-generation organization that offers tailored load balancers or application delivery controllers (ADCs) to numerous organizations across various industries.

    Tailored load balancing is the new must-have in today’s complex marketplace. It is the best way for an organization to keep their applications running smoothly and to keep things simple; this is Loadbalancer.org's primary focus. The ADC appliance is tailor-made specifically to meet each individual organization's precise needs and criteria. This covers the needs of technology providers and of an organization's client base and end users. Automatically, the features that are most needed and used can be optimized, and the features that are less critical can be minimized so that resources can be conserved and the highest levels of efficiency and productivity can be maintained.

    Loadbalancer.org provides robust, impenetrable solutions by offering numerous seamless original equipment manufacturer (OEM) integrations and partnerships.

    Top Industries that use Loadbalancer.org:

    • Healthcare: Loadbalancer.org is widely considered the top load balancer provider in the healthcare IT industry. Loadbalancer.org sees that healthcare IT personnel can ensure their organizations are moving seamlessly toward interoperability and are able to easily scale to meet today’s continually growing data demands with no compromise in performance.
    • Storage solutions: Loadbalancer.org has significant offerings and partnerships with object-based storage providers to ensure they are always ready for today's ever-changing dynamic storage needs. The comprehensive integration offers high-performance scalable solutions which can provide always available next-gen storage solutions.
    • Security: Loadbalancer.org solutions provide an extra layer of security to protect against the latest risk and threats. Loadbalancer.org will provide a close integration to ensure the organization is always secure.
    • Print: Loadbalancer.org can work with organizations to ensure their print environments keep working smoothly and is the only organization that fully supports Microsoft Print load balancing. Loadbalancer.org minimizes the complexities of print environments to ensure that all systems are consistently available.

    Loadbalancer.org is certified as an OEM provider for all of Microsoft's most popular key applications and solutions. Loadbalancer.org has created and developed streamlined deployments to facilitate improved scalability, performance, and uptime. They offer a tailored GUI to make every process super easy. Loadbalancer.org offers several flexible licensing plans to ensure cost-effectiveness, improved margins, revenue opportunities, and optimized TCO. The numerous robust solutions Loadbalancer.org offers can ensure that any enterprise organization is able to satisfy the growing demands of today’s dynamic marketplace while maintaining an excellent user experience.

    Reviews from Real Users

    “Loadbalancer.org is less complex than Citrix. In some cases, our customers do not have an engineer on staff who can support this device. These customers have a large number of Linux engineers but don't have the money. We suggested using Loadbalancer.org and other open-source tools. Many customers are of different sizes and have different budgets. Loadbalancer.org has everything that is needed.” - Artem M., System Engineer at CROC

    “We use Loadbalancer for balancing loads in our main application. Loadbalancer is easy to use. It performs well, with low latency.” - Walid M., Network and Security Engineer at a logistics company

    NGINX Plus is the all‑in‑one application delivery platform for the modern application development.

    NGINX is the world’s most popular all‑in‑one application delivery platform for the modern application development. NGINX Plus adds enterprise-ready features for HTTP, TCP, and UDP load balancing, such as session persistencehealth checksadvanced monitoring, and management to give you the freedom to innovate without being constrained by infrastructure.

    NGINX Plus is a cloud‑native, reverse proxy, load balancer, and API gateway. NGINX Plus boasts scalable and reliable high availability along with monitoring to support debugging and diagnosing complex application architectures. Active health checks proactively poll upstream server status to get ahead of issues, and the integrated live activity monitoring dashboard provides a single‑pane view of your app environment. The NGINX Plus API enables integration with existing tools, optimizing resources and reducing tool sprawl.

    NGINX Plus extends NGINX Open Source with many additional features and support, providing customers with a complete application delivery solution.

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    Sample Customers
    Vodafone, NASA, Mercedes, NBC, Siemens, AT&T, Barclays, Zurich, Penn State University, Fiserv, Canon, Toyota, University of Cambridge, US Army, US Navy, Ocean Spray, ASOS, Pfizer, BBC, Bacardi, Monsoon, River Island, U.S Air Force, King's College London, NHS, Ricoh, Philips, Santander, TATA Communications, Ericcson, Ross Video, Evertz, TalkTalk TV, Giacom, Rapid Host.
    Locaweb, AppNexus, Wix, Reliam, Montana Interactive, MuleSoft, Warpwire, Discovery Education, InkaBinka, WordPress.com, Gogo, GOV.UK, NASA
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Healthcare Company7%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Construction Company10%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Energy/Utilities Company25%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Media Company13%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Company Size
    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Small Business60%
    Large Enterprise40%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Buyer's Guide
    Loadbalancer.org vs. NGINX Plus
    March 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Loadbalancer.org vs. NGINX Plus and other solutions. Updated: March 2023.
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    Loadbalancer.org is ranked 8th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 9 reviews while NGINX Plus is ranked 4th in Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) with 8 reviews. Loadbalancer.org is rated 8.4, while NGINX Plus is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Loadbalancer.org writes "Great WAF - low-maintenance solution that performs as advertised ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NGINX Plus writes "Quick installation and very easy to manage while doing orchestration or automation". Loadbalancer.org is most compared with HAProxy, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Citrix NetScaler, Kemp LoadMaster and Radware Alteon, whereas NGINX Plus is most compared with IIS, HAProxy, F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and Kemp LoadMaster. See our Loadbalancer.org vs. NGINX Plus report.

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