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Envoy vs F5 BIG-IP: What are the differences?

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.

What is F5 BIG-IP? *It provides the availability, performance, and security *. It ensures that applications are always secure and perform the way they should. You get built-in security, traffic management, and performance application services, whether your applications live in a private data center or in the cloud.

Envoy and F5 BIG-IP can be categorized as "Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy" tools.

Envoy is an open source tool with 10.5K GitHub stars and 1.64K 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 23 company stacks & 29 developers stacks; compared to F5 BIG-IP, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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    What is 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.

    What is F5 BIG-IP?

    It ensures that applications are always secure and perform the way they should. You get built-in security, traffic management, and performance application services, whether your applications live in a private data center or in the cloud.

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