NodePort vs LoadBalancer vs Ingress on Google Kubernetes Engine

It can be quite daunting deciding the type of service that manages external traffic for your Workloads containing the pods running in a cluster on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). The best way to come to an optimal decision would first involve having a clear understanding of the different types of services and how they operate in comparison to each other.

There are three methods for dealing with external traffic namely:

  1. Proxy
  2. NodePort
  3. Ingress

By default the Kubernetes engine provisions a ClusterIP service inside your cluster to enable pods to communicate with each other internally, with external access. Continue reading “NodePort vs LoadBalancer vs Ingress on Google Kubernetes Engine”