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It's Time to Say "Goodbye" to the Load Balancer Appliance

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Jan 8, 2019 2:33:47 PM

The start of a New Year serves as a great reminder to re-evaluate objectives, initiatives, and technologies. As we move forward into 2019, it is important to leave the past in the past and begin building towards the future. And appliance load balancers are something enterprises need to say “goodbye” to ASAP — and for good reason!
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Topics: hardware load balancer vs software load balancer, software-defined load balancing, f5 vs avi networks

F5 vs. Avi Networks: 9 Reasons Why Hardware Is Better Than Software

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Jun 14, 2017 9:34:01 AM

I originally joined Avi Networks because I believed they had a robust, software-defined application delivery solution. It could do everything F5 hardware load balancers could do… or so I thought. After one week on the job, I’ve realized that Avi Networks only cuts costs by up to 90% only because you aren’t paying for hardware—hardware that can do a lot of things that Avi Networks just can’t do. Let's take a look into hardware load balancers vs software load balancers.
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Topics: Load Balancing, Software Load Balancer, Software Defined Networks, f5 vs avi networks, hardware load balancer vs software load balancer

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