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Jan 9, 2023   |  By Marko Juraga
HAProxy Technologies is proud to unveil the 2.7 release of HAProxy Data Plane API. This release was a huge undertaking, and as with the 2.6 release, we focused on extending support for configuration keywords. We are happy to announce that with this release we support all HAProxy configuration keywords in the Data Plane API. Along with enhanced keyword coverage, we’ve added the ability to specify multiple named defaults sections through the API.
Dec 19, 2022   |  By Iwan Price Evans
{ If you think you can’t do something with HAProxy, go have a look, because you probably can. Onward and upward! In 2022, many happy HAProxy users turned to G2 – a leading aggregator of user reviews and product ratings – to leave their feedback. These user reviews were so positive that G2 recognized HAProxy as a Leader in Load Balancing, DDoS Protection, and API Management, with an additional leadership position for momentum in the load balancing market.
Dec 1, 2022   |  By Nick Ramirez
HAProxy 2.7 is now available! Register for the webinar HAProxy 2.7 Feature Roundup to learn more about this release and participate in a live Q&A with our experts. Once again, the latest HAProxy update features improvements across the board, upgrading old features and introducing some new ones. New elements in this release include: What a list!
Nov 28, 2022   |  By Daniel Skrba
For infrastructure administrators tasked with ensuring the reliable operation of their applications, the thought of a lurking cyberattack can be one to lose sleep over. An attack on your system and the services you provide could render your applications unresponsive, resulting in a security breach, or loss of data.
Nov 22, 2022   |  By Iwan Price Evans
Earlier this month, I packed my bag and grabbed my lanyard to attend HAProxyConf in the beautiful city of Paris. I was far from alone: nearly 200 customers, colleagues, and community enthusiasts had the same idea. We overcame jetlag, stagefright, and introverted personality types for the joy of meeting and learning from some of the brightest minds in the industry. From load balancing to cybersecurity to endless cups of strong coffee: this is HAProxyConf 2022!
Nov 9, 2022   |  By HAProxy
Centralized control, automation, and observability empower application teams to deliver modern apps that are highly available, fast, and secure.
Nov 4, 2022   |  By Sébastien Gross
My colleague Baptiste previously published an article on how to protect cookies while offloading SSL. I recently encountered a customer who wanted to achieve a very similar goal but using a more recent HAProxy Enterprise version. This post will explain the best practices for how to secure your cookies using HAProxy Enterprise.
Oct 17, 2022   |  By Daniel Skrba
For server administrators tasked with ensuring the reliable operation of their web applications, the thought of a lurking cyberattack can be one to lose sleep over. An attack on your system and the services you provide could render your web applications unresponsive. What’s worse, important information that depends on privacy and the careful storing of data is put at risk.
Oct 3, 2022   |  By Daniel Skrba
Containers have fast become one of the most efficient ways of virtually deploying applications, offering more agility than a virtual machine (VM) can typically provide. Both containers and VMs are great tools for managing resources and application deployment, but what is the difference between the two, and how do we manage containers?
Sep 23, 2022   |  By Daniel Skrba
Application acceleration is all about improving the responsiveness of a digital service. When clients access web applications, they are expecting near-immediate feedback from servers. Maintaining that level of performance requires ensuring the right resources are available to process requests, shortening the information retrieval process, and maintaining system uptime by warding off threats.
Jan 23, 2023   |  By HAProxy
Presented by Sanjay Singh & Sri Ram Bathina (LinkedIn) at HAProxyConf 2022. In this talk, you will learn about LinkedIn's experiments with HAProxy in the past, their current HAProxy use cases, and the plan for replacing the existing stack with HAProxy. You will also see LinkedIn's evaluation process, why HAProxy came out as a winner, and how they are planning to leverage HAProxy’s features to modernize their traffic stack which will make them better prepared for the future.
Jan 19, 2023   |  By HAProxy
Presented by Willy Tarreau (HAProxy) at HAProxyConf 2022. Discover the power of HAProxy in this must-watch talk by Willy Tarreau, the developer of the original HAProxy project. Learn how HAProxy has set new world records in performance and scalability and discover how its cutting-edge technology can help you save on costs and energy consumption. With climate change at the forefront of our minds, it's more important than ever to find ways to conserve energy in every aspect of our lives. Join Willy as he explores real-life examples of energy-efficient load balancing.
Dec 16, 2022   |  By HAProxy
HAProxy version 2.7 is now available! This version of the world’s fastest and most widely used software load balancer brings improvements to scalability, performance, and ease of use. Register for this webinar to learn about the newest features and updates.
Dec 14, 2022   |  By HAProxy
Recap of HAProxyConf in Paris, November 8-9 2022. HAProxyConf is the user conference for the highly-active community that has made HAProxy the world’s fastest and most widely deployed software load balancer.
Jun 15, 2022   |  By HAProxy
The HAProxy Data Plane API now has the ability to get backends from AWS tags and Consul, upload SSL certificates, and other features that make it fit into modern configurations. In this presentation we will provide a brief introduction to the HAProxy Data Plane API and cover some of these new features in more depth.
Jun 15, 2022   |  By HAProxy
There’s no shortage of articles on CI/CD and how to run a configuration validation utility before reloading or restarting a service, but this type of validation is not the same as acceptance testing. Furthermore, these validations don’t always give you (or your leadership team) the confidence to allow you to make big changes to your Production Infrastructure during normal business hours, often preferring to err on the side of caution and scheduling a maintenance window when you might prefer to be in bed.
Sep 29, 2020   |  By HAProxy
When it comes to TLS in Kubernetes, the first thing to appreciate when you use the HAProxy Ingress Controller is that all traffic for all services traveling to your Kubernetes cluster passes through HAProxy. Requests are then routed towards the appropriate backend services depending on metadata in the request, such as the Host header. So, by enabling TLS in your ingress controller, you’re adding secure communication to all of your services at once. HAProxy is known for its advanced support of the important performance-oriented features available in TLS.
Sep 2, 2020   |  By HAProxy
Performance has never been more important than in a cloud-native world. Cloud-hosted resources cost money and a slow-loading application can cause a suboptimal ROI. Have you taken the time to tune your Kubernetes ingress controller and proxy? Many organizations don't until it's absolutely necessary, and most users will typically run a default, out-of-the-box configuration. In this demo, we benchmark five popular ingress controllers and put them head-to-head against each other with their default configurations.
Aug 14, 2020   |  By HAProxy
Helm, the Kubernetes package manager, revamps the way teams manage their Kubernetes resources and allows them to deploy applications in a consistent and reliable way. It is a valuable tool in a continuous delivery pipeline, with support for quick updates and rollbacks. At HAProxy Technologies, we offer Helm as the preferred method for installing the HAProxy Kubernetes Ingress Controller, and we’ll show you how to customize that installation to fit your use case.
May 28, 2020   |  By HAProxy
This presentation will describe how Go and other developers can integrate with HAProxy via the HAProxy Data Plane API and it’s packages. We will explain the motivation behind this new product and provide an overview of how we used the OpenAPI specification, including how models and server stubs are generated using go-swagger. We will delve deeper with describing client-native and config-parser packages and explain how and when to use them, by showing how we use them in our HAProxy Kubernetes Ingress Controller. We will also briefly touch on how you can contribute to these projects.
Aug 18, 2020   |  By HAProxy
This whitepaper is designed for anyone evaluating the pros and cons of different types of application delivery controllers for web applications and services. The Software Versus Appliance Load Balancers whitepaper will give you basic definitions for different types of load balancers. It will also provide you with guidance on how to choose the load balancer that best meets the application delivery requirements for your applications.
Aug 18, 2020   |  By HAProxy
Your pods running in Kubernetes need to be exposed to the outside world. With the HAProxy Kubernetes Ingress Controller, you can route traffic to them faster, more reliably, and with improved security compared to any other ingress controller.
Aug 1, 2020   |  By HAProxy
This whitepaper is designed for anyone responsible for ensuring the quality of service and business continuity for web applications and services. The All About Load Balancing whitepaper will give you the keys to a comprehensive load balancing strategy. It will also provide you with guidance on how to tune your architecture based on your requirements or constraints.
Aug 1, 2020   |  By HAProxy
HAProxy gives you the building blocks to create a strong, layered defense against DDoS, malicious bot traffic, vulnerability scanners and more.
Jul 1, 2020   |  By HAProxy
One of the biggest challenges for organizations that have adopted microservice architecture is the lack of architectural, operational, and organizational standardization. After splitting a monolithic application or building a microservice ecosystem from scratch, many engineers are left wondering what's next. In this practical book, author Susan Fowler presents a set of microservice standards in depth, drawing from her experience standardizing over a thousand microservices at Uber. You'll learn how to design microservices that are stable, reliable, scalable, fault tolerant, performant, monitored, documented, and prepared for any catastrophe.

We are the company behind HAProxy, the world’s fastest and most widely used software load balancer. Organizations rapidly deploy HAProxy products to deliver websites and applications with the utmost performance, observability, and security at any scale and in any environment.

HAProxy One is an industry-first end-to-end application delivery platform designed to simplify and secure modern application architectures. It features a suite of products consisting of application delivery software, appliances and turnkey services managed and observed through a unified control plane. It provides load balancing, application acceleration, CDN, DDoS protection, bot management, and WAF capabilities.

HAProxy Powers the Uptime of the Cloud Era:

  • Load Balancing: Load balance your services at any scale and in any environment with our feature-rich application delivery controllers.
  • High Availability: Deliver optimal user experiences regardless of volume of visitors, number of hits, or complexity of request.
  • Application Acceleration: High performance SSL offloading, advanced timings, high performance lookup maps, HTTP compression, device detection and HTTP routing.
  • Administration: Utilize HAProxy’s RESTful Data Plane API and Runtime API to manipulate your load balancer’s configuration or to drain traffic. Make changes dynamically without risking impact to other services.
  • Security: Receive the benefits of SSL with less hardware, reduce the number of services exposed to the Internet, stop DDoS and Brute Force attacks, detect and block SQL/XSS attacks, ensure protocol compliance and identify intrusions with our advanced logging.
  • Microservices: HAProxy is at the core of application delivery for some of the largest and most complex microservices architectures in the world and constantly releases new features to support these dynamic environments.

Powering the future of secure application delivery.