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Alternatives to Vulcand

Vulcan, AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), HAProxy, Traefik, and Envoy are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Vulcand.
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What is Vulcand and what are its top alternatives?

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 GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Vulcand's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Vulcand

  • Vulcan
    Vulcan

    Vulcan is an API-compatible alternative to Prometheus. It aims to provide a better story for long-term storage, data durability, high cardinality metrics, high availability, and scalability. Vulcan is much more complex to operate, but should integrate with ease to an existing Prometheus environment. ...

  • AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB)
    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

    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. ...

  • Traefik
    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
    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
    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
    GLBC

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

  • F5 BIG-IP
    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. ...

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        HAProxy

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          Reliable
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          Free
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          Well-Documented
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          Very popular
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          Runs health checks on backends
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          Suited for very high traffic web sites
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          Scalable
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          Ready to Docker
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          Powers many world's most visited sites
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          Work with NTLM
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        We switched to Traefik so we can use the REST API to dynamically configure subdomains and have the ability to redirect between multiple servers.

        We still use nginx with a docker-compose to expose the traffic from our APIs and TCP microservices, but for managing routing to the internet Traefik does a much better job

        The biggest win for naologic was the ability to set dynamic configurations without having to restart the server

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          At uSwitch we wanted a way to load balance between our multiple Kubernetes clusters in AWS to give us added redundancy. We already had ingresses defined for all our applications so we wanted to build on top of that, instead of creating a new system that would require our various teams to change code/config etc.

          Envoy seemed to tick a lot of boxes:

          • Loadbalancing capabilities right out of the box: health checks, circuit breaking, retries etc.
          • Tracing and prometheus metrics support
          • Lightweight
          • Good community support

          This was all good but what really sold us was the api that supported dynamic configuration. This would allow us to dynamically configure envoy to route to ingresses and clusters as they were created or destroyed.

          To do this we built a tool called Yggdrasil using their Go sdk. Yggdrasil effectively just creates envoy configuration from Kubernetes ingress objects, so you point Yggdrasil at your kube clusters, it generates config from the ingresses and then envoy can loadbalance between your clusters for you. This is all done dynamically so as soon as new ingress is created the envoy nodes get updated with the new config. Importantly this all worked with what we already had, no need to create new config for every application, we just put this on top of it.

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          We are looking to configure a load balancer with some admin UI. We are currently struggling to decide between NGINX, Traefik, HAProxy, and Envoy. We will use a load balancer in a containerized environment and the load balancer should flexible and easy to reload without changes in case containers are scaled up.

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          DigitalOcean Load Balancer

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