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Envoy vs HAProxy: What are the differences?

What is Envoy? C++ front/service proxy. 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.

What is 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.

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

Envoy is an open source tool with 10.2K GitHub stars and 1.58K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Envoy's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, HAProxy has a broader approval, being mentioned in 457 company stacks & 211 developers stacks; compared to Envoy, which is listed in 18 company stacks and 14 developer stacks.

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Pros of Envoy
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    GRPC-Web
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    Load balancer
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    High performance
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    Very fast
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    Proxying for tcp and http
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    SSL termination
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    Open source
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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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    Suited for very high traffic web sites
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    Runs health checks on backends
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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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    Simple
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    Work with NTLM
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    Ssl offloading
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    Available as a plugin for OPNsense

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      Becomes your single point of failure

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    What is 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.

    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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