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DevOps for Networking by Steven Armstrong

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Popular load balancing solutions

As applications have moved from monoliths to microservices, load balancing requirements have undoubtedly changed. Today, we have seen a move towards open source load balancing solutions, which are tightly integrated with virtual machines and containers to serve east to west traffic between VPC in AWS or a tenant network in OpenStack as opposed to pinning out to centralized physical appliances.

Open source load balancing solutions are now available from Nginx and HAProxy to help developers load balance their applications or AWS elastic load balancing feature:

https://aws.amazon.com/elasticloadbalancing/

Just a few years ago, Citrix NetScalers (https://www.citrix.com/products/netscaler-adc/) and F5 Big-IP (https://f5.com/products/big-ip ...

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