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What is Traefik Hub?

Traefik Hub is the industry’s first Kubernetes-native API Management solution for publishing, securing, and managing APIs, with support for Traefik and third-party ingress controllers including NGINX. Traefik Hub drastically simplifies and accelerates the API lifecycle management, through the use of native Kubernetes constructs like CRDs, labels, and selectors and being fully GitOps compliant, so engineers experience quick time to value, unleash workforce productivity, and focus on building great applications.

How Customers Benefit from Traefik Hub

Ensure Quick Time to Value

Traefik Hub is configured via Kubernetes Custom Resource Definitions (CRDs), thereby offering a clean and intuitive experience even for those new to Kubernetes.

Drive Operational Excellence

Traefik Hub offers a centralized control plane with full GitOps support, enabling highly automated deployments, ensuring service level compliance, and maintaining end-to-end auditability.

Deploy Anywhere with Ease

Traefik Hub fits into any existing Kubernetes architecture, interoperates with third-party ingress controllers, spanning hybrid, multi-cloud, and edge environments.

Key Capabilities of Traefik Hub

Publish APIs from Any Kubernetes Microservice

Publishing APIs from any existing Kubernetes microservices becomes hassle-free. Regardless of the Kubernetes distribution, across hybrid, multi-cloud, or edge environments, or your choice of ingress controller, Traefik Hub auto-discovers and catalogs all Kubernetes microservices without requiring any changes to the existing tech stack. Thanks to its Kubernetes-native design, Traefik Hub is fully GitOps compliant further ensuring deployment standardization, speed, and compliance.

  • All-in-one ingress + API Gateway + API Management
  • Supports Traefik and NGINX ingress controller (more coming soon)
  • Manage with Kubernetes Custom Resource Definitions (CRDs)

Self-serve API Portal for Developers

Traefik Hub API portal provides API owners and administrators complete freedom to organize their API assets through both point-and-click and GitOps mechanisms. In addition, the developer-friendly API portal offers vital self-serve capabilities such as API discovery, documentation, testing, access control along with error and usage analytics.

  • Portal RBAC (role-based access control)
  • OpenAPI Specifications (OAS) 3 support
  • Customizable API Developer Portal with white label support

Central Control Plane for Unified Management and Observability

Traefik Hub's central control plane offers a single management point for all APIs, users, and infrastructure components, thereby reducing errors & inconsistencies while maximizing operational efficiency. API owners and Developers get a single source of truth to manage and observe the adoption, performance and security of their most valuable API assets.

  • Access Control (OIDC, JWT), Rate limiting, and Certificate management
  • OpenTelemetry support
  • Plug-ins support (Go-based)

Functional Overview

Traefik Hub delivers secured and centrally managed API Portals and API Gateways for internal developers and partners.

Traefik Hub Functional Overview

High Level Architecture

Traefik Hub SaaS Control Plane manages the API technology stack through a lightweight agent that interoperates with and extends the functionality of both Traefik and third-party Ingress Controllers.

Traefik Hub High Level Architecture
Learn more in the product documentation

Technical Specifications

For more technical details, visit the Traefik Hub documentation.

Supported Orchestrator Platforms

  • Any Kubernetes distribution (managed or vanilla, across hybrid, multi-cloud, or edge environments)

Supported Ingress Controllers

  • Traefik Proxy versions 2.8+
  • Traefik Enterprise versions 2.8+
  • All Ingress-NGINX versions
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