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GLBC vs HAProxy: What are the differences?

GLBC: Ingress controller for Google Cloud. It is a GCE L7 load balancer controller that manages external loadbalancers configured through the Kubernetes Ingress API; HAProxy: The Reliable, High Performance TCP/HTTP Load Balancer. 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.

GLBC and HAProxy can be categorized as "Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy" tools.

GLBC is an open source tool with 779 GitHub stars and 173 GitHub forks. Here's a link to GLBC's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is GLBC?

It is a GCE L7 load balancer controller that manages external loadbalancers configured through the Kubernetes Ingress API.

What is 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.
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        What are some alternatives to GLBC and HAProxy?
        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.
        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.
        Google Cloud Load Balancing
        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.
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        Trello uses HAProxyHAProxy

        We use HAProxy to load balance between our webservers. It balances TCP between the machines round robin and leaves everything else to Node.js, leaving the connections open with a reasonably long time to live to support WebSockets and re-use of a TCP connection for AJAX polling.

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        The Independent uses HAProxyHAProxy

        HAProxy manages internal and origin load balancing using KeepaliveD. Two small servers host the entire site, never moving about 15% load even during the largest load spikes.

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        Packet uses HAProxyHAProxy

        We use HAProxy to balance traffic at various points in our stack, includgin nginx nodes on different physical machines, and api nodes on the backend.

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        ssshake uses HAProxyHAProxy

        I use HAproxy primarily for application routing and SSL termination. I also use its logs and statistics to visualize incoming traffic in Kibana.

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        Clarabridge Engage uses HAProxyHAProxy

        We use HAProxy to load balance web requests for our web application, but also for some internal load balancing of microservices.

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