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AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) vs Traefik: What are the differences?

What is AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)? Automatically distribute your incoming application traffic across multiple Amazon EC2 instances. 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 Traefik? Load Balancer for Microservices. 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.

AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) and Traefik belong to "Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy" category of the tech stack.

"Easy" is the primary reason why developers consider AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) over the competitors, whereas "Kubernetes integration" was stated as the key factor in picking Traefik.

Traefik is an open source tool with 23K GitHub stars and 2.36K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Traefik's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) has a broader approval, being mentioned in 711 company stacks & 301 developers stacks; compared to Traefik, which is listed in 46 company stacks and 17 developer stacks.

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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 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) and Traefik?
    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.
    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.
    GLBC
    It is a GCE L7 load balancer controller that manages external loadbalancers configured through the Kubernetes Ingress API.
    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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    Avatar of Volkan Özçelik
    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.

    Avatar of Hevelop
    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.

    Avatar of Promethean TV
    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
    Avatar of Werarewe
    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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