Onward and upward! In 2022, many happy HAProxy users turned to G2 – a leading aggregator of user reviews and product ratings – to leave their feedback. These user reviews were so positive that G2 recognized HAProxy as a Leader in Load Balancing, DDoS Protection, and API Management, with an additional leadership position for momentum in the load balancing market.
The “Leader” designation signifies that HAProxy has earned best-in-class ratings from verified customers for customer satisfaction scores and market presence.
As a result of the great feedback from real users, HAProxy also received award badges for our Web Application Firewall (WAF), our ability to deliver results and return on investment (ROI), and for being the vendor users were most likely to recommend. Honestly, we are flattered and humbled by our community’s enthusiasm.
G2 Users Praise HAProxy’s Performance, Support, and Community
The volume and positive sentiment of user reviews on G2 highlight the strength of the HAProxy community, the excellent user and developer experience, and the commitment of HAProxy Technologies to its customers. One reviewer said of HAProxy:
Market Leadership Part of Growing Technical and Commercial Momentum
The incredible user feedback and G2 rankings come shortly after the release of HAProxy 2.7 and HAProxy Fusion Control Plane, one of HAProxy’s most significant and visionary product launches yet, and the annual HAProxyConf community event. Hundreds of HAProxy customers and community enthusiasts gathered in November in Paris, France, for HAProxyConf 2022.
HAProxy Fusion – launched at the conference – gives enterprise customers the power to simplify, scale, and secure their HAProxy application delivery infrastructure. With HAProxy Fusion, businesses can manage and monitor all their HAProxy Enterprise instances from a single UI or API, whether on-premises or in the cloud. The new centralized control plane makes it easier to extend HAProxy Enterprise’s security and performance advantage across large and diverse organizations.
HAProxy’s leadership position in G2’s reports reflects the growing technical and commercial momentum stemming from our expanding product portfolio, market presence, and community engagement. We couldn’t be more proud of what our team and community have achieved.
HAProxy’s High Performance and Security Backed By Real-World Deployments and Benchmarks
Our users’ focus on HAProxy’s market-leading load balancing performance and DDoS protection is backed up by recent empirical testing and benchmarking.
At HAProxyConf 2022, Willy Tarreau, the original creator of the HAProxy load balancer and lead developer of the open-source project, showed how HAProxy’s high-performance application load balancer increases server capacity and reduces total power consumption. The demonstrated configuration with HAProxy needed only one-third of the application servers required by the same setup using network load balancing alone. In a real-world scenario, users could halve their cloud costs and power consumption with HAProxy.
By making application infrastructure more efficient, especially at scale, HAProxy is one of the leading enablers of sustainable IT, allowing businesses to deploy high-scale and high-performance applications with significantly lower energy use and carbon footprint compared with alternative solutions.
At HAProxyConf, presenters from LinkedIn, Roblox, and SoundCloud showed how they are scaling and securing their applications and businesses by leveraging HAProxy’s performance advantage over the competition, providing higher throughput, lower latency, and lower resource use. Real-world benchmarks from these demanding enterprise users showed that HAProxy is the world’s fastest software load balancer providing exceptional DDoS protection via near-instant rate limiting on abusive traffic, supporting the feedback in our user reviews on G2.
When evaluating reverse proxies for their new traffic stack, LinkedIn found that HAProxy smashed performance expectations. While testing Apache Traffic Server, Envoy, and HAProxy, LinkedIn found that HAProxy can process 12 times more RPS than ATS and 4 times more RPS than Envoy before the latency goes over their target threshold.
HAProxy Positioned as Top Secure Application Delivery Platform
Taking the new G2 reports, user reviews, and real-world benchmark results together, HAProxy is positioned clearly as a market leader in application delivery and customer experience.
Following the launch of HAProxy Fusion Control Plane and with the successful ongoing limited release of HAProxy Edge – a globally distributed application delivery network (ADN) built on turnkey HAProxy infrastructure – HAProxy Technologies is well positioned to realize its vision of providing the world’s top secure application delivery platform. HAProxy offers the utmost performance, observability, and security at any scale and in any environment, with a portfolio of solutions to meet any use case on a spectrum ranging from complete flexibility and user control on one end to fully managed infrastructure as a service (IaaS) on the other.
There has never been a better time to get started with HAProxy. New users can download the community version of HAProxy and join the community at http://www.haproxy.org/ or request a trial of the enterprise products at https://www.haproxy.com/ to benefit from even greater management and monitoring capabilities with HAProxy Fusion Control Plane, powerful security features including our Advanced WAF and anti-bot modules, and of course the now-famous authoritative Enterprise support.