Microsoft NLB and ZEVENET Comparison

Microsoft and ZEVENET Comparison*

Comparison between Microsoft and Zevenet, Microsoft alternatives, similar to Microsoft

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Microsoft has increased its investment and commitment to delivering enterprise ADC services and we anticipate this trend to continue.
Within Azure, basic ALB services are included free with the vendor’s “standard” tier of VMs.
Microsoft´s AAG service can balance traffic destined for servers that are outside the server cloud, including on-premises.
In the future it is anticipated that Azure´s ADC functionality will be extended to support on-premises workloads in conjunction with Azure stack.

Disruptive vision with a stable growth as challengers in the ADC market, with an agile team and engaged community.
Innovation driven with Open Source technology with no vendor lock-in and broad platforms integration (hardware, virtual, bare metal and cloud).
Very high cost-effective solutions without limitation products and services, suitable for both midsize organizations and large enterprises.
Investment in R&D to deliver a technology driven by easiness, performance and security.
ZVNcloud services support hybrid clouds and reach 70,000 HTTP req/sec on public clouds.
Is a complete ADC (Application Delivery Controller) that could manage all kinds of network protocols (UDP, TCP, HTTP/S, SCTP, SIP, T/FTP, …) but also with a combination of all of them simultaneously and multiport capabilities; and it’s not oriented to licensed features.
Its operating system is fully optimized for networking so it is capable to move in layer 7 more than 140 thousand concurrent users and in layer 4 more than 10 million concurrent users with only 2 dedicated cores.
Ability to create configuration backups, easy cluster configuration, automatic replication from one node to another and stateful cluster with real time sessions replications that permits a failover between nodes without losing any connection.
Provides an integrated IPDS security system with real time black hole lists, DoS protection, black/white listing and protection of the most common network attacks.
Provides a very UX graphic interface for both operators and network engineers in Angular 2 technology.
Automation capabilities thanks to it’s fully programmable REST+JSON API.


Only supports a single virtual IP address per instance, which increases costs and operation complexity.
Lacks several key enterprise features compared to her ADC vendors.
Lacks dynamic auto scaling, which makes it difficult to quickly and automatically address changing application requirements.
AAG and ALB can only be installed inside Azure cloud: the software is not alone as a stand alone instance.

Young brand as an open source company and yet to develop a big influence than other more established vendors.
Needs to develop a broader partnership network.

*The Microsoft and ZEVENET comparison above has been summarised from the latest Gartner ADC report of 2016.


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