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The DevOps 2.0 Toolkit by Viktor Farcic

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Chapter 9. Proxy Services

We reached the point where we need something that will tie together the containers we're deploying. We need to simplify the access to the services and unify all the servers and ports our containers are (or will be) deployed on. Multiple solutions are trying to solve this problem, with Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) products being most commonly used. That is not to say that their only goal is redirection towards destination services. It indeed isn't, and that is one of the reasons we rejected ESB as (part of) the solution for our architecture. The significant difference in the approach is that ESBs tend to do a lot (much more than we need) while we are trying to compose our system by using very specific small components ...

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