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February 2024

Software Load Balancers vs Appliances: Better Performance & Consistency With HAProxy

Software load balancers and load balancing appliances have become indispensable components within a healthy application infrastructure. Scalability, security, observability, and reliability are more critical than ever as companies push harder towards 99.999% availability. Accordingly, traffic management is key to protecting servers and ensuring uptime. Vendors have offered load balancers in different form factors to serve evolving infrastructure needs.