The Strangler, a method for migrating away from legacy systems

That’s a new name for it.. the Strangler. Putting a smart load balancer between clients and your legacy application can help with migrations.

You no longer need to get the new system up to feature parity for clients to start using it! Instead, new features get routed to the new server, while old ones stay with the legacy system. When you do have time or a business reason to replace an existing feature the release is nothing more than a config change.

#cloud #load balancers