AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) vs HAProxy vs Traefik

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Pros of AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
Pros of HAProxy
Pros of Traefik
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    ASG integration
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    SSL offloading
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    Load balancer
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    High performance
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    Very fast
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    Proxying for tcp and http
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    SSL termination
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    Open source
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    Very popular
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    Runs health checks on backends
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    Suited for very high traffic web sites
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    Ready to Docker
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    Powers many world's most visited sites
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    Work with NTLM
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    Ssl offloading
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    Available as a plugin for OPNsense
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    Kubernetes integration
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    Watch service discovery updates
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    Letsencrypt support
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    Swarm integration
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    Several backends
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    Ready-to-use dashboard
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    Easy setup
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    Rancher integration
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    Mesos integration
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    Mantl integration

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Cons of AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
Cons of HAProxy
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      Becomes your single point of failure
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      Not very performant (fast)
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      Complicated setup

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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?

    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.

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    What are some alternatives to AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), HAProxy, and Traefik?
    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.
    It is a GCE L7 load balancer controller that manages external loadbalancers configured through the Kubernetes Ingress API.
    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.
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