This week’s highlighted open-source project makes it easier for teams to deploy microservices. Traefik is an HTTP reverse proxy and load balancer.

According to the team, in order to access microservices, users need a reverse proxy. Typically, reverse proxies need to be configured on a route-by-route basis, but doing this every time you make a change can become quite tedious for IT operations.

Traefik configures itself automatically by listening to your service registry or orchestrator API. “Pointing Traefik at your orchestrator should be the only configuration step you need,” the team behind the project wrote.

It also has the ability for users to configure routes manually if needed.

The solution is also easy to integrate into your environment because it integrates with solutions such as Docker, Swarm mode, Kubernetes, Marathon, Consul, Etcd, Rancher, and Amazon ECS.

A new version of the solution is released monthly, and Release Candidates are made available before the release.