Go with the F5, you won't be sorry. I've picked up a pair of Big/IPs off
ebay for under 3K. We eventually paid for recertification and
maintenance which cost around 12K, but ended up with about $40k worth of
gear for a total of $15K and have all the benefits we would have had we
purchased from F5. (Including hardware replacement).
These things are ROCK solid, and are the one piece in our environment I
never worry about... and a trained monkey could administer them.
From: Chuck Mariotti [mailto:cmariotti at hr dot com]
Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2004 8:20 PM
To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: [m0n0wall] F5 Load Balancer....
I have a project where I need to load balance three web servers... I am
looking at buying a used F5 Big/IP unit (but will be using the basic
functionality only). Can Monowall do load balancing in this case? I'd
love to save $5000+