What is Vulcand?
Vulcand is a programmatic extendable proxy for microservices and API management. It is inspired by Hystrix and powers Mailgun microservices infrastructure.
Vulcand is a tool in the Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy category of a tech stack.
Vulcand is an open source tool with 2.9K GitHub stars and 223 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Vulcand's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Vulcand?
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- Uses Etcd as a configuration backend.
- API and command line tool.
- Pluggable middlewares.
- Support for canary deploys, realtime metrics and resiliency.
Vulcand Alternatives & Comparisons
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