Whilst Edgenexus and F5 big IP have comparable features, the implementation and design is very different.
However, these are the 3 key differences:
|Feature||F5 LTM||Edgenexus ADC||Notes|
|Application Traffic Management|
|Application Health Monitoring|
|Intelligent Load Balancing|
|Application Connection State Management|
|Denial-Of-Service (DoS) Protection||WAF Add-On for Layer 7|
|Full Proxy||Reverse Proxy & DSR|
|Key Management & Failover Handling|
|Application Protocol Support|
|Application Delivery Optimisation|
|RAM Cache & Compression|
|Secure Application Delivery|
|SSL Visibility (Inbound/Outbound)|
|SSL/TLS Encryption Offload|
|Application Visibility & Monitoring|
|iRules & iRules LX for Data Plane Programmability||flightPATH|
|iApps for App-level Config Management and Deployment||jetPACK|
|All Active Application Clustering||With GSLB Add-On|
|On Demand Scaling||Upgrade and Migrate your Support on Virtual Appliances. Full Performance via Hardware Appliances.|
|Multi-Tenancy Partitions & Route Domains||Via Native Docker Containers|
|DNS Services||F5 GTM||JN GSLB|
|Customised Traffic Steering||flightPATH|
|App Health Monitoring||F5 use GTM. GSLB.|
|DNS Caching & Resolving|
|App Store integration|
|Run native docker apps|
|Write custom apps using the Forge|
Intuitive GUI, auto-config and superb user experience in a scalable, cost-effective package. Edgenexus load balancers make complex technology simple.
Commercially speaking, deploying Edgenexus ADC appliances in comparison to f5 saves us between 30k and 40k per year.
A: We have a 1 click migration tool to move f5 config over to the Edge platform so its painless and easy. (and mistake free!)
A: I-rules is cool – So is our traffic management solution flightpath, and of course it’s very easy to use. Check out this blog to see how its can compare
A: Don’t worry we partner with HPE and can offer 4h on site replacement for our hardware.
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A: We are on Azure, AWS, Google and we were one of the first on the VMware Cloud. We mitigate the cost and risks of cloud migration, and provide the intelligence to allow you to right size your cloud architecture. You can even transfer licences from our hardware or virtual appliances at no extra cost.
A: We’ve been around for 16 years and have thousands of customers that range from start-ups to mid-market, through to Global Enterprises and Public Sector organisations (e.g. Sony, Boeing, BA, NHS Trusts, Government and National Critical Infrastructure).