Enterprise Strategy Group Lab Report
Performance vs Cost: High Performance Virtual Load Balancer
Comparing the throughput of high performance virtual load balancers (5Gb+) from KEMP, F5 and Citrix, the KEMP VLM- 5000 and 10G provides the same throughput 5/10 Gbps as F5’s Big-IP LTM VE-10G at a significantly lower cost.
The charts below compare hardware and virtual load balancers from similar categories in price, throughput and throughput per $. KEMP Load Balancers provide comparable features and significant cost per Mb of throughput advantages over F5 and Citrix
Performance vs Cost: High Performance Hardware Load Balancer
The LoadMaster LM-X15 delivers four times the throughput for every dollar spent compared to F5 and Citrix
Performance vs Cost: Mid-Range Hardware Load Balancer
Comparing mid-range load balancers, the KEMP LoadMaster LM-X15 delivers over six times (6x) the throughput per $ of the F5 Big-IP i4800 while the F5 BIG-IP 2800 and Citrix MPX 8005 performance per $ is even lower.
Performance vs Cost: Mid-Range Virtual Load Balancer
The KEMP VLM-2000 provides similar throughput as the F5 BIG-IP LTM VE-1G/5G and Citrix NetScaler VPX-1000/3000 for at least 1/3 of the cost.
Performance vs Cost: Entry Virtual Load Balancer
When comparing the KEMP VLM-200 to the F5 BIG-IP LTM VE-200M and Citrix NetScaler VPX 200, the KEMP VLM-200 provides the same throughput as F5 and Citrix at ½ and ¼ quarter of the cost respectively.
Hardware Load Balancer SSL Transactions
The KEMP LoadMaster LM-8000 provides SSL TPS (transactions per second) at a fraction of the cost per TPS when compared to both the F5 BIG-IP i7800 and the Citrix MPX 11520.
Virtual Load Balancer SSL Transactions
The KEMP VLM-10G supports 3x more SSL TPS than the F5 BIG-IP LTM VE-10G at a 66% lower cost and 4.5x the SSL TPS than the Citrix NetScaler VPX-3000.
Listed prices are USD-based MSRP and subject to change without prior notice. Prices vary by country and exclude local taxes, duties and transportation charges. Please contact your local KEMP office or authorized distributor for further pricing information specific to your country. All LoadMasters must be licensed prior to use in the country where they were purchased and are subject to local licensing and trade regulations.