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Traefik, the All-in-One L7 Load Balancer and Ingress

The reason we are not using NGINX Ingress Controller is quite simple. Thanks to the IngressRoute custom resource definition, we can practically do everything, including TCP and UDP routing.

Traefik has also a Dashboard which simply makes an experience more friendly.

Traefik is not the standard solution, so feel free to change the main Ingress!

A comparison made by Flant Staff can help you decide:


Their article is on Medium.

You can also combine Ingresses since they mainly do routing. A combo Traefik as external Ingress and Istio as Service Mesh can be quite interesting.