HAProxy Review

Provides us with an easy way to handle a lot of containers


How has it helped my organization?

With an OpenShift environment, HAProxy gives us an easy way to handle a lot of containers.

What is most valuable?

The ability to handle a sequence of front- and back-ends gives the user the opportunity to send traffic through different services.

What needs improvement?

HAProxy needs to improve its ability to handle a lot of connections, to be more like NGINX.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I haven't had any issues with scalability but, as I mentioned above, some reviewers have said that NGINX is able to handle more connections than HAProxy.

How was the initial setup?

It was straightforward. I created an Ansible playbook to install HAProxy. It is simple to install and the configuration files are easy to understand.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I have always used an open-source version.

What other advice do I have?

Before using it, you need to understand your environment's sizing and check if HAProxy is able to handle the quantity of connections.

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