HAProxyConf 2021

Featured Presentations

Session

Annotations, Config Snippets, and Custom Resources: Three Ways to Customize Your HAProxy Kubernetes Ingress Controller

Annotations, Config Snippets, and Custom Resources: Three Ways to Customize Your HAProxy Kubernetes Ingress Controller
https://www.haproxy.com/user-spotlight-series/annotations-config-snippets-and-custom-resources-three-ways-to-customize-your-haproxy-kubernetes-ingress-controller/
Our Ingress Controller brings HAProxy to Kubernetes where the controller reacts to Kubernetes events and generates HAProxy configuration based on user input. This input can be provided in different ways: annotations, static files, custom resources. In this presentation, we will go through the details of each input type and compare it with other types.… Read more.
Speaker
Moemen Mhedhbi
Moemen Mhedhbi
Software Engineer HAProxy Technologies

Session

Enabling SD-WAN Operations Using HAProxy

Enabling SD-WAN Operations Using HAProxy
https://www.haproxy.com/user-spotlight-series/enabling-sd-wan-operations-using-haproxy/
A typical SD-WAN solution consists of multiple components for management plane, control plane and data plane. Proxy services are required for data plane endpoints to communicate with OAM components across multiple underlay networks or routing domains. Separation of traffic across multiple routing domains is key to support a multi-tenant solution with mu… Read more.
Speakers
Gurpreet Singh
Gurpreet Singh
Sr Product Manager Nokia
Patrick Dumais
Patrick Dumais
Senior Software Designer Nokia

Session

Extending HAProxy with Rust Beyond Lua Restrictions

Extending HAProxy with Rust Beyond Lua Restrictions
https://www.haproxy.com/user-spotlight-series/extending-haproxy-with-rust-beyond-lua-restrictions/
At Yelp, a platform that connects tens of millions of people with tens of millions of great local businesses, we use HAProxy to load balance our traffic, block bots, and enable smart routing. Many of the features are powered by plugins written in Rust and Lua. In this presentation, I will describe how we extend HAProxy with the Rust programming language… Read more.
Speaker
Aleksandr Orlenko
Aleksandr Orlenko
Software Engineer Yelp

Session

Fostering Fearlessness: Working in the Middle of the Day Instead of the Middle of the Night

Fostering Fearlessness: Working in the Middle of the Day Instead of the Middle of the Night
https://www.haproxy.com/user-spotlight-series/fostering-fearlessness-working-in-the-middle-of-the-day-instead-of-the-middle-of-the-night/
There's no shortage of articles on CI/CD and how to run a configuration validation utility before reloading or restarting a service, but this type of validation is not the same as acceptance testing. Furthermore, these validations don't always give you (or your leadership team) the confidence to allow you to make big changes to your Production Infrastru… Read more.
Speaker
Michael "Irish" O'Neill
Michael "Irish" O'Neill
Principal Infrastructure Software Engineer BoomTown

Session

HAProxy on 5G Edge: Practical Advice for Load Balancing at the Network Edge

HAProxy on 5G Edge: Practical Advice for Load Balancing at the Network Edge
https://www.haproxy.com/user-spotlight-series/haproxy-on-5g-edge-practical-advice-for-load-balancing-at-the-network-edge/
There’s been a lot of talk about "the network edge" — but what does that really mean in the context of your architecture? With the proliferation of high-speed 5G networks, a whole new world of immersive experiences will be unlocked, but their development could result in unforeseen architectural challenges.This session will review Verizon’s 5G Edge infra… Read more.
Speaker
Robert Belson
Robert Belson
Strategy Analyst Verizon

Session

HAProxy: Pillar of Security at BankSITE

HAProxy: Pillar of Security at BankSITE
https://www.haproxy.com/user-spotlight-series/haproxy-pillar-of-security-at-banksite/
BankSITE Services uses HAProxy Enterprise to assist in the mitigation of Web Attacks against our network of Bank websites. HAProxy has become a critical part of BankSITE's security posture and BankSITE continues to add/refine the rules being used to help secure both our sites and network infrastructure.… Read more.
Speaker
Devin Acosta
Devin Acosta
Security Consultant BankSITE Services

Session

How E Voyageurs SNCF Uses HAProxy as a Security Gate Between the Cloud and On-premises Datacenters

How E Voyageurs SNCF Uses HAProxy as a Security Gate Between the Cloud and On-premises Datacenters
https://www.haproxy.com/user-spotlight-series/how-e-voyageurs-sncf-uses-haproxy-as-a-security-gate-between-the-cloud-and-on-premises-datacenters/
Last year, we at E Voyageurs SNCF launched our migration to the cloud and our journey provided valuable lessons for others on a similar path. Specifically, we will describe how we transitioned our security protocols, including adapting our traditional point-to-point communication and hardware firewalls to a cloud-native approach. We use HAProxy as a Sec… Read more.
Speakers
Antonin Mellier
Antonin Mellier
Cloud Architect E Voyageurs SNCF
Samuel Duvieubourg
Samuel Duvieubourg
Infrastructure Engineer E Voyageurs SNCF

Session

How HAProxy Accelerated Our Migration to the Cloud

How HAProxy Accelerated Our Migration to the Cloud
https://www.haproxy.com/user-spotlight-series/how-haproxy-accelerated-our-migration-to-the-cloud/
At TravelAndLeisure, our migration to the cloud meant moving more than 1200 VIPs from F5 to HAProxy. With applications spread across different technologies like Java, Node.js, Windows, and microservices, and load balancing that relied on F5's iRules, we expected the shift to be complex. However, the story we'll share is one of simplicity! How did we acc… Read more.
Speaker
Siva Palanivel
Siva Palanivel
Software Engineer TravelAndLeisure

Session

How We Achieved 2-Million RPS: HAProxy on Arm Processors

How We Achieved 2-Million RPS: HAProxy on Arm Processors
https://www.haproxy.com/user-spotlight-series/how-we-achieved-2-million-rps-haproxy-on-arm-processors/
Arm brings brilliant people together in a global ecosystem that is sparking the world’s potential. Arm technology enables specialized processing built on the economics, design freedom and accessibility of general-purpose compute that has, so far, led to more than 180 billion chips being shipped by our partners. In this presentation, we will discuss Arm'… Read more.
Speakers
Kailas Jawadekar
Kailas Jawadekar
Sr Manager, Software Ecosystem Arm
Nenad Merdanovic
Nenad Merdanovic
Principal Solutions Architect HAProxy Technologies

Keynote

HAProxyConf 2021 Keynote Part II

HAProxyConf 2021 Keynote Part II
https://www.haproxy.com/user-spotlight-series/keynote-2-the-haproxy-open-source-ecosystem/
In this presentation, Andjelko Iharos, Director of Engineering at HAProxy Technologies, describes how an ecosystem of open-source projects has flourished around the load balancer technology. Developers can extend the load balancer in several ways, such as by building core components, Runtime API integrations, and Data Plane API integrations. This extens… Read more.
Speaker
Andjelko Iharos
Andjelko Iharos
Director of Engineering HAProxy Technologies

Keynote

HAProxyConf 2021 Keynote Part I

HAProxyConf 2021 Keynote Part I
https://www.haproxy.com/user-spotlight-series/keynote-1-haproxy-still-modern-after-20-years/
In this talk, Baptiste Assmann, principal solutions architect at HAProxy Technologies, recounts the history of the HAProxy load balancer up to the current day. As the way that teams deliver software has evolved, shifting towards cloud adoption, TLS everywhere, and containerization, HAProxy has adapted to meet those needs. While adhering to its core prin… Read more.
Speaker
Baptiste Assmann
Baptiste Assmann
Director of Product HAProxy Technologies

Session

Latest Updates in the HAProxy Data Plane API

Latest Updates in the HAProxy Data Plane API
https://www.haproxy.com/user-spotlight-series/latest-updates-in-the-haproxy-data-plane-api/
The HAProxy Data Plane API now has the ability to get backends from AWS tags and Consul, upload SSL certificates, and other features that make it fit into modern configurations. In this presentation we will provide a brief introduction to the HAProxy Data Plane API and cover some of these new features in more depth.… Read more.
Speaker
Chad Lavoie
Chad Lavoie
Director of Support HAProxy Technologies

Session

Making AI Securely Available to the Masses with HAProxy

Making AI Securely Available to the Masses with HAProxy
https://www.haproxy.com/user-spotlight-series/making-ai-securely-available-to-the-masses-with-haproxy/
Let's face it. The Internet is a scary place with intrusions, scraping, and attacks happening daily. At Modzy, we help developers deploy, manage, and get value from AI at scale, and we use HAProxy to protect our platform and our customers from threats lurking across the Web. In this talk, you will learn how we created a highly available and horizontally… Read more.
Speaker
Nathan Mellis
Nathan Mellis
Head of Engineering Modzy

Session

Optimizing HAProxy for Autoscaling: How Dynamic Servers Reduce Reloads While Improving Uptime and Scalability

Optimizing HAProxy for Autoscaling: How Dynamic Servers Reduce Reloads While Improving Uptime and Scalability
https://www.haproxy.com/user-spotlight-series/optimizing-haproxy-for-autoscaling-how-dynamic-servers-reduce-reloads-while-improving-uptime-and-scalability/
This talk will describe a new feature introduced in HAProxy 2.4: dynamic servers. We will cover the goals of this new feature, how it should be used and how it interacts with the environment, and its limitations.… Read more.
Speakers
Baptiste Assmann
Baptiste Assmann
Director of Product HAProxy Technologies
Amaury Denoyelle
Amaury Denoyelle
HAProxy Core Developer HAProxy Technologies

Session

Processing Millions of Payments Through a Cloud-native Infrastructure with HAProxy

Processing Millions of Payments Through a Cloud-native Infrastructure with HAProxy
https://www.haproxy.com/user-spotlight-series/processing-millions-of-payments-through-a-cloud-native-infrastructure-with-haproxy/
Processing real-time payments requires reliable and secure infrastructure, and as the daily volume at Form3 is expressed in millions, the stakes are extraordinarily high. At this scale, with customers relying on you for one of the most critical parts of their business, the technologies chosen have to be best-in-class. In this talk, we will share key dec… Read more.
Speakers
Brendan Devenney
Brendan Devenney
Senior Software Engineer Form3 Financial Cloud
Piotr Olchawa
Piotr Olchawa
Senior Software Engineer Form3 Financial Cloud

Session

Using HAProxy Peers for Real-time Quota Tracking

Using HAProxy Peers for Real-time Quota Tracking
https://www.haproxy.com/user-spotlight-series/using-haproxy-peers-for-real-time-quota-tracking/
At WoltLab, we bill customers of our SaaS offering based on resource usage, which requires meticulous tracking of any request being processed. Although it appeared to be an easy task at first glance, we quickly realized that there is no simple solution that ticks all the boxes: accuracy, reliability, and zero impact on request processing. That was true … Read more.
Speaker
Tim Düsterhus
Tim Düsterhus
Developer & Cloud Architect WoltLab