AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) vs HAProxy: What are the differences?
AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB): Automatically distribute your incoming application traffic across multiple Amazon EC2 instances. 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: 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.
AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) and HAProxy belong to "Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy" category of the tech stack.
"Easy" is the primary reason why developers consider AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) over the competitors, whereas "Load balancer" was stated as the key factor in picking HAProxy.
9GAG, Quora, and Intuit are some of the popular companies that use AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), whereas HAProxy is used by Instagram, Dropbox, and Twitter. AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) has a broader approval, being mentioned in 723 company stacks & 314 developers stacks; compared to HAProxy, which is listed in 457 company stacks and 211 developer stacks.
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