HAProxy is a free, very fast and reliable solution offering high availability, load balancing, and proxying for TCP and HTTP-based applications. It is particularly suited for very high traffic web sites and powers quite a number of the world’s most visited ones. Over the years it has become the de-facto standard open source load balancer, is now shipped with most mainstream Linux distributions, and is often deployed by default in cloud platforms
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|Relevant Categories||VNF - Layer 4-7 Security, VNF - Layer 4-7 Acceleration and Caching|
A load balancer’s performance related to these factors is generally announced for the best case. HAProxy involves several techniques commonly found in Operating Systems architectures to achieve the absolute maximal performance. In production, HAProxy has been installed several times as an emergency solution when very expensive, high-end hardware load balancers suddenly failed on Layer 7 processing. Its mode of operation makes its integration into existing architectures very easy.
|Developer Community Size||43 contributors including organizations.|
|Last Release Date||August 2017|
|Code Base Size||101K lines of code|
|Licensing||GPLv2 and LGPL|