DigitalOcean Load Balancer vs Envoy: What are the differences?
What is DigitalOcean Load Balancer? Scale your applications and improve availability across your infrastructure in a few clicks. 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.
What is Envoy? C++ front/service proxy. 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 and Envoy can be categorized as "Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy" tools.
Envoy is an open source tool with 10.2K GitHub stars and 1.58K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Envoy's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Envoy has a broader approval, being mentioned in 18 company stacks & 14 developers stacks; compared to DigitalOcean Load Balancer, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.