Kubernetes offers multiple ways to route traffic from the outside world to Kubernetes clusters. The most flexible option is to define an ingress resource that declares HTTP/S endpoints and user-defined routing rules. Each ingress resource is associated with an ingress controller responsible for fulfilling those rules within the Kubernetes cluster.
A Kubernetes Ingress needs an ingress controller to operate. But not all ingress controllers are created equal, and choosing the right one for your project is key.
At minimum, enterprise-grade ingress controllers should dynamically adjust routing based on your Ingress rules. Additionally, businesses should expect their ingress controllers to simplify deployments, HTTPS certificate management, authN and authZ management, and advanced load balancing, as well as provide middleware customization and 24/7 support.
Traefik Enterprise saves business time and money by simplifying connectivity through an all-in-one networking stack.
Dynamic service discovery, simple configuration.
Centralized control and monitoring of Kubernetes clusters.
Support for any routing protocol, HTTP cache support, reusable configuration sources.
Automated, distributed Let’s Encrypt certificate management, custom certificates.
LDAP, JWT, OAuth2, OpenID Connect, HMAC, and Vault support, distributed rate limiting, etc.
Dispersed architecture and custom middleware for automated deployment, built-in redundancy, reliability at scale.
“We’re amazed at how well Traefik Enterprise works. It would not be possible to rollback applications that misbehave instantly without Traefik Enterprise.”
“Traefik Enterprise is easy to configure and scale. We have more than 50 clusters, and it is now effortless to manage… We can scale as needed without watching our performance suffer.”
“Traefik pretty much supports itself. There isn’t much support that we require, things just work. I absolutely recommend Traefik.”
Traefik Enterprise combines ingress control with API management and service mesh in one simple control plane. The ingress controller installs as one or more pods of controllers, ingress proxies, and mesh proxies in your Kubernetes cluster to automatically discover and update proxy routing configuration.