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DigitalOcean Load Balancer vs Inlets: What are the differences?

Developers describe DigitalOcean Load Balancer as "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. On the other hand, Inlets is detailed as "*Cloud Native Tunnel *". You can use it to connect HTTP and TCP services between networks securely. Through an encrypted websocket, it can penetrate firewalls, NAT, captive portals, and other restrictive networks lowering the barrier to entry.

DigitalOcean Load Balancer and Inlets belong to "Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy" category of the tech stack.

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    What is 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.

    What is Inlets?

    You can use it to connect HTTP and TCP services between networks securely. Through an encrypted websocket, it can penetrate firewalls, NAT, captive portals, and other restrictive networks lowering the barrier to entry.

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      What are some alternatives to DigitalOcean Load Balancer and Inlets?
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      nginx [engine x] is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server, written by Igor Sysoev. According to Netcraft nginx served or proxied 30.46% of the top million busiest sites in Jan 2018.
      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.
      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.
      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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      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.
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