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Alternatives to GitHub Load Balancer Director

AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), HAProxy, Traefik, Envoy, and DigitalOcean Load Balancer are the most popular alternatives and competitors to GitHub Load Balancer Director.
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What is GitHub Load Balancer Director and what are its top alternatives?

GLB Director is a Layer 4 load balancer which scales a single IP address across a large number of physical machines while attempting to minimise connection disruption during any change in servers. GLB Director does not replace services like haproxy and nginx, but rather is a layer in front of these services (or any TCP service) that allows them to scale across multiple physical machines without requiring each machine to have unique IP addresses.
GitHub Load Balancer Director is a tool in the Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy category of a tech stack.
GitHub Load Balancer Director is an open source tool with 2K GitHub stars and 198 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to GitHub Load Balancer Director's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to GitHub Load Balancer Director

  • AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)

    AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)

    With Elastic Load Balancing, you can add and remove EC2 instances as your needs change without disrupting the overall flow of information. If one EC2 instance fails, Elastic Load Balancing automatically reroutes the traffic to the remaining running EC2 instances. If the failed EC2 instance is restored, Elastic Load Balancing restores the traffic to that instance. Elastic Load Balancing offers clients a single point of contact, and it can also serve as the first line of defense against attacks on your network. You can offload the work of encryption and decryption to Elastic Load Balancing, so your servers can focus on their main task. ...

  • HAProxy

    HAProxy

    HAProxy (High Availability Proxy) is a free, very fast and reliable solution offering high availability, load balancing, and proxying for TCP and HTTP-based applications. ...

  • Traefik

    Traefik

    A modern HTTP reverse proxy and load balancer that makes deploying microservices easy. Traefik integrates with your existing infrastructure components and configures itself automatically and dynamically. ...

  • Envoy

    Envoy

    Originally built at Lyft, Envoy is a high performance C++ distributed proxy designed for single services and applications, as well as a communication bus and ‚Äúuniversal data plane‚ÄĚ designed for large microservice ‚Äúservice mesh‚ÄĚ architectures. ...

  • DigitalOcean Load Balancer

    DigitalOcean Load Balancer

    Load Balancers are a highly available, fully-managed service that work right out of the box and can be deployed as fast as a Droplet. Load Balancers distribute incoming traffic across your infrastructure to increase your application's availability. ...

  • GLBC

    GLBC

    It is a GCE L7 load balancer controller that manages external loadbalancers configured through the Kubernetes Ingress API. ...

  • F5 BIG-IP

    F5 BIG-IP

    It ensures that applications are always secure and perform the way they should. You get built-in security, traffic management, and performance application services, whether your applications live in a private data center or in the cloud. ...

  • Google Cloud Load Balancing

    Google Cloud Load Balancing

    You can scale your applications on Google Compute Engine from zero to full-throttle with it, with no pre-warming needed. You can distribute your load-balanced compute resources in single or multiple regions, close to your users and to meet your high availability requirements. ...

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