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

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.

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.

F5 BIG-IP and Traefik belong to "Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy" category of the tech stack.

Traefik is an open source tool with 23.7K GitHub stars and 2.48K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Traefik's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Traefik has a broader approval, being mentioned in 70 company stacks & 143 developers stacks; compared to F5 BIG-IP, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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Pros of F5 BIG-IP
Pros of Traefik
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      Kubernetes integration
    • 18
      Watch service discovery updates
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      Letsencrypt support
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      Swarm integration
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      Several backends
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      Ready-to-use dashboard
    • 4
      Easy setup
    • 4
      Rancher integration
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      Mesos integration
    • 1
      Mantl integration

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    Cons of F5 BIG-IP
    Cons of Traefik
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      • 7
        Complicated setup
      • 6
        Not very performant (fast)

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      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.

      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 F5 BIG-IP and Traefik?
        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.
        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.
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