What is a Service proxy?
A service proxy is like a gatekeeper between a service and incoming requests.
A service proxy is like a gatekeeper between a service and incoming requests. Instead of directly receiving requests from the outside, services receive request from their proxy.
A service proxy acts as an intermediary, with the ability to perform additional tasks for the service like:
- Load balancing
- and more.
In a distributed architecture like microservices, some of the biggest challenges are how services communicate and how to improve observability. Service proxies improve the way services communicate in a controlled and standardized way.
Benefits of using a Service proxy
- Traffic management
- Service discovery
- Monitoring & Analytics