HAProxy vs Traefik: What are the differences?
Developers describe HAProxy as "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. On the other hand, Traefik is detailed as "Load Balancer for Microservices". Træfɪk is a modern HTTP reverse proxy and load balancer made to deploy microservices with ease. It supports several backends (Docker, Swarm, Mesos/Marathon, Kubernetes, Consul, Etcd, Zookeeper, BoltDB, Rest API, file...) to manage its configuration automatically and dynamically.
HAProxy and Traefik can be categorized as "Load Balancer / Reverse Proxy" tools.
"Load balancer" is the primary reason why developers consider HAProxy over the competitors, whereas "Kubernetes integration" was stated as the key factor in picking Traefik.
Traefik is an open source tool with 23K GitHub stars and 2.36K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Traefik's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, HAProxy has a broader approval, being mentioned in 452 company stacks & 205 developers stacks; compared to Traefik, which is listed in 46 company stacks and 17 developer stacks.
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