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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Pricing

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Companies

What companies use AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)?
749 companies on StackShare use AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
What companies use HAProxy?
525 companies on StackShare use HAProxy
What companies use Traefik?
41 companies on StackShare use Traefik

Integrations

What tools integrate with AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)?
10 tools on StackShare integrate with AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
What tools integrate with HAProxy?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with HAProxy
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What are some alternatives to AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), HAProxy, and Traefik?

  • Envoy - C++ front/service proxy
  • DigitalOcean Load Balancer - Scale your applications and improve availability across your infrastructure in a few clicks
  • Pound - A reverse proxy, load balancer and HTTPS front-end for Web server(s)
  • Fly - A global load balancer with middleware

See all alternatives to AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)

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