AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) vs HAProxy vs Traefik

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What is 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.

What is 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.

What is Traefik?

Træfɪk is a modern HTTP reverse proxy and load balancer made to deploy microservices with ease. It supports several backends (Docker, Swarm, Mesos/Marathon, Kubernetes, Consul, Etcd, Zookeeper, BoltDB, Rest API, file...) to manage its configuration automatically and dynamically.

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    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 “universal data plane” designed for large microservice “service mesh” architectures.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Fly
    Deploy apps through our global load balancer with minimal shenanigans. All Fly-enabled applications get free SSL certificates, accept traffic through our global network of datacenters, and encrypt all traffic from visitors through to application servers.
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        Avatar of Trello
        Trello uses HAProxyHAProxy

        We use HAProxy to load balance between our webservers. It balances TCP between the machines round robin and leaves everything else to Node.js, leaving the connections open with a reasonably long time to live to support WebSockets and re-use of a TCP connection for AJAX polling.

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        Volkan Özçelik uses AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)

        I use an Application Load Balancer to balance the load to the EC2 clusters of nightly.zerotoherojs.com and dojo.zerotoherojs.com.

        Addditionally, ELB protects my cluster against DDOS attacks: So it is multi-birds with one stone.

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        The Independent uses HAProxyHAProxy

        HAProxy manages internal and origin load balancing using KeepaliveD. Two small servers host the entire site, never moving about 15% load even during the largest load spikes.

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        Packet uses HAProxyHAProxy

        We use HAProxy to balance traffic at various points in our stack, includgin nginx nodes on different physical machines, and api nodes on the backend.

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        ssshake uses HAProxyHAProxy

        I use HAproxy primarily for application routing and SSL termination. I also use its logs and statistics to visualize incoming traffic in Kibana.

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        Clarabridge Engage uses HAProxyHAProxy

        We use HAProxy to load balance web requests for our web application, but also for some internal load balancing of microservices.

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        Hevelop uses AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)

        We're progressively migrating from classic ELB to newer ALB for ssl offloading and NLB for internal load balancing.

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        Promethean TV uses AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)

        AWS ELB is used to load balance various web and application services across multiple EC2 instances.

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        Bùi Thanh uses AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
        • Application type
        • SSL free
        • forwarding by rules.
        • multiple target groups with only one ALB
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        Werarewe uses AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)

        For balancing the presentation tier, and for SSL offloading (which is great for performance.)

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