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Nov 2018

Traefik is an open-source reverse proxy and load balancer. If you're looking for an edge proxy that provides simple routing without all the features of NGINX and HAProxy, Traefik is a good choice. The router provides a reload-less reconfiguration, metrics, monitoring and circuit breakers that are essential when running microservices. It also integrates nicely with Let's Encrypt to provide SSL termination. When compared to Traefik, tools such as NGINX and HAProxy may require additional tooling to templatize configuration in response to scaling, adding or removing microservices and may, at times, require a restart which can be annoying in production environments.