GitHub Load Balancer Director vs Google Cloud Load Balancing: What are the differences?
Developers describe GitHub Load Balancer Director as "GitHub's open source load balancer". GLB Director is a Layer 4 load balancer which scales a single IP address across a large number of physical machines while attempting to minimise connection disruption during any change in servers. GLB Director does not replace services like haproxy and nginx, but rather is a layer in front of these services (or any TCP service) that allows them to scale across multiple physical machines without requiring each machine to have unique IP addresses. On the other hand, Google Cloud Load Balancing is detailed as "A global load balancing on Google's worldwide network". You can scale your applications on Google Compute Engine from zero to full-throttle with it, with no pre-warming needed. You can distribute your load-balanced compute resources in single or multiple regions, close to your users and to meet your high availability requirements.
GitHub Load Balancer Director and Google Cloud Load Balancing can be categorized as "Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy" tools.
GitHub Load Balancer Director is an open source tool with 1.79K GitHub stars and 159 GitHub forks. Here's a link to GitHub Load Balancer Director's open source repository on GitHub.