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Discussion on: Why do microservices need an API Gateway?

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Andrew Waters

Yep - we rolled our own cert-manager (which is a requirement if you want more than one instance running, which generally, you do) to get it to scale (unless you go Enterprise).

Obviously, it's not as thin as a true reverse proxy, but that's because it's not designed that way. It's still very fast for us and the flexibility pays off the performance. In terms of config, we use k8s so it falls into the same CD pipelines we have for everything else which is another bonus.

There are other ways to configure it and you can read more about it here: