HAProxy Review

Allowed us to evenly distribute the load across a number of servers


What is our primary use case?

Proxying the requests for our API to a number of back-ends. We are using it in Linux with Keepalived to ensure high availability.

How has it helped my organization?

It has allowed us to evenly distribute the load across a number of servers, and check their health and automatically react to errors. It also allows us to do graceful reloads, so not a single request is lost.

What is most valuable?

  • Performance
  • Stability
  • Security
  • Active health checks of back-end servers
  • A lot of configuration options which let you deeply customize it.

What needs improvement?

It needs proper HTTP/2 support.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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