metallb VS calico

Compare metallb vs calico and see what are their differences.


A network load-balancer implementation for Kubernetes using standard routing protocols (by metallb)


Cloud native networking and network security (by projectcalico)
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metallb calico
71 13
5,659 4,445
2.9% 4.8%
9.2 9.9
about 18 hours ago 2 days ago
Go Go
Apache License 2.0 Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of metallb. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-02-21.


Posts with mentions or reviews of calico. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-11-08.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing metallb and calico you can also consider the following projects:

kube-vip - Kubernetes Control Plane Virtual IP and Load-Balancer

ingress-nginx - Ingress-NGINX Controller for Kubernetes

external-dns - Configure external DNS servers (AWS Route53, Google CloudDNS and others) for Kubernetes Ingresses and Services

flannel - flannel is a network fabric for containers, designed for Kubernetes

cert-manager - Automatically provision and manage TLS certificates in Kubernetes

kube-plex - Scalable Plex Media Server on Kubernetes -- dispatch transcode jobs as pods on your cluster!

rancher - Complete container management platform

cilium-cli - CLI to install, manage & troubleshoot Kubernetes clusters running Cilium

k3sup - bootstrap K3s over SSH in < 60s 🚀

PowerDNS - PowerDNS Authoritative, PowerDNS Recursor, dnsdist

longhorn - Cloud-Native distributed storage built on and for Kubernetes

charts - ⚠️ Deprecated : Helm charts for applications you run at home