Microsoft NLB and Zevenet Comparison

Microsoft and Zevenet Comparison*

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  • Microsoft has increased its investment and commitment to delivering enterprise ADC services and we anticipate this trend to continue.
  • Withing 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.


  • 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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