Pound vs. GitHub Load Balancer Director vs. Katran

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Description

What is Pound?

Pound was developed to enable distributing the load among several Web-servers and to allow for a convenient SSL wrapper for those Web servers that do not offer it natively.

What is GitHub Load Balancer Director?

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.

What is Katran?

katran is a cpp library and bpf program to build high performance layer 4 load balancing forwarding plane. katran leverages XDP infrastructure from the kernel to provide in-kernel facility for fast packet's processing.

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Cons

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Companies

What companies use Pound?
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What companies use GitHub Load Balancer Director?
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What companies use Katran?
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What are some alternatives to Pound, GitHub Load Balancer Director, and Katran?

  • AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) - Automatically distribute your incoming application traffic across multiple Amazon EC2 instances
  • HAProxy - The Reliable, High Performance TCP/HTTP Load Balancer
  • Traefik - Load Balancer for Microservices
  • DigitalOcean Load Balancer - Scale your applications and improve availability across your infrastructure in a few clicks

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