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Heptio Debuts Contour Project to Enable Kubernetes Envoy Load Balancing

Contour is an Ingress controller for Kubernetes that works by deploying the Envoy proxy as a reverse proxy and load balancer,” the Contour GitHub project page states. “Unlike other Ingress controllers, Contour supports dynamic configuration updates out of the box while maintaining a lightweight profile.”

The Envoy open-source project was originally developed by ride-sharing service Lyft and officially became a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) project on Sept. 13. The CNCF is the home multiple open-source efforts, including the Kubernetes container orchestration platform.