What is Baker Street?
Baker Street is an HAProxy-based client side load balancer that simplifies scaling, testing, and upgrading microservices.
Baker Street is a tool in the Open Source Service Discovery category of a tech stack.
Baker Street is an open source tool with 225 GitHub stars and 18 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Baker Street's open source repository on GitHub
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Baker Street's Features
- automatically splitting traffic among all healthy services sharing the same name in the system
- making load balancing more efficient and robust by using local load balancers
- removing problematic instances from the rotation more quickly by using local health checkers
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