Software instead of appliances: load balancers compared

Balancing Act


Load balancers comes as ready-to-use appliances or software for Linux servers, and a number of capable and feature-rich, software-based load balancers can be had for practically any environment. HAProxy, Nginx, Seesaw, and Zevenet all have very different backgrounds and therefore focus on slightly different scenarios. However, they do their job so well that you can deploy any of the programs discussed in this article in standard use cases without hesitation. At the end of the day, your personal preferences are also a factor that needs to be taken into consideration.

The Author

Martin Gerhard Loschwitz is Cloud Platform Architect at Drei Austria and works on topics such as OpenStack, Kubernetes, and Ceph.

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