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The DevOps 2.0 Toolkit by Viktor Farcic

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Proxy Microservices or API Gateway

Big enterprise front-ends might need to invoke tens or even hundreds of HTTP requests (as is the case with Amazon.com). Requests often take more time to be invoked than to receive response data. Proxy microservices might help in that case. Their goal is to invoke different microservices and return an aggregated service. They should not contain any logic but only group several responses together and respond with aggregated data to the consumer.

Reverse Proxy

Never expose microservice API directly. If there isn't some orchestration, the dependency between the consumer and the microservices becomes so big that it might remove freedom that microservices are supposed to give us. Lightweight servers like nginx, Apache ...

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