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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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.
We're progressively migrating from classic ELB to newer ALB for ssl offloading and NLB for internal load balancing.
AWS ELB is used to load balance various web and application services across multiple EC2 instances.
- Application type
- SSL free
- forwarding by rules.
- multiple target groups with only one ALB