HAProxy Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Open Source
WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HAProxy Technologies, provider of the world's fastest and most widely used software load balancer, today announced the 20th anniversary of the HAProxy load balancer, a major milestone for one of the industry’s most successful open source products. This week, the HAProxy community will be celebrating this milestone at the virtual HAProxyConf by presenting individual experiences in deploying the HAProxy load balancer to power modern application delivery with the utmost performance, observability and security.
As an early pioneer in open source, HAProxy has been continually tested and improved for two decades by a massive and active community that collaborated to design a trusted and reliable standard for high-performance software load balancing.
“I’m very proud of all the people who have come together over the years to make HAProxy the most widely used load balancer in the world," said Willy Tarreau, CTO, product lead, HAProxy Technologies. "I couldn't have done a tenth of what we've reached without this helpful community, and I would never have imagined that I could have teamed up with plenty of people I didn't know to deliver something better.”
HAProxy’s design provides extensive support for modern architectures, including microservices, and for all types of deployment environments, from bare metal servers to VMs and containers.
“At Criteo, we use HAProxy at massive scale to enable our service mesh, proxying more than 10 million SSL/TLS requests per second through hundreds of load balancer instances,” said Damien Claisse, Site Reliability Engineer in the Load Balancing team at Criteo. “We're fully invested in HAProxy as an open-source project, and other projects in the HAProxy ecosystem such as the HAProxy Data Plane API, which we utilize heavily. Our team often contributes patches and works with Willy and the rest of the community.”
HAProxy History: From Load Balancer to Powering Modern App Delivery
Today, HAProxy Technologies has an entire ecosystem built around the eponymous load balancer, while at the same time balancing massive commercial success. The company sponsors three additional open source initiatives: the HAProxy Client-Native Library, the HAProxy Data Plane API and the HAProxy Kubernetes Ingress Controller. Since it was first launched two years ago, the HAProxy Kubernetes Ingress Controller has surpassed 10 million community downloads.
Capping 20 years of progress, HAProxyConf 2021 will take place this week as a virtual event broadcasted all over the world. Expert speakers from across our open-source community will present best practices and real-world use cases that demonstrate how they use HAProxy and its related components within their organizations.
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