Inline, side-arm, reverse, and forward. These used to be the terms we used to describe the architectural placement of proxies in the network.
Today, containers use some of the same terminology, but they are introducing new ones. That’s an opportunity for me to extemporaneously expound* on my favorite of all topics: the proxy.
One of the primary drivers of cloud (once we all got past the pipedream of cost containment) has been scalability. Scale has challenged agility (and sometimes won) in various surveys over the past five years as the number one benefit organizations seek by deploying apps in cloud computing environments.
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