Run vs Bridge
Gefyra support two modes of operation: Run and Bridge. Let’s dive into the differences.
|What||Run a local container and connect it to a Kubernetes cluster||Build on top of run. Connect a local container to a Kubernetes cluster and reroute traffic to it|
|Multi-User||Multiple users can run multiple containers connected to the same cluster||Multiple users cannot bridge the same workload|
|When||When you want to test a service in the cluster or write code that depends on Kubernetes resources||When you want to expose a local container to other services within the cluster|
Run - allows to run a local container and connect it to a Kubernetes cluster. It is executed within a given namespace and can communicate with other services running in the cluster. This allows your local container to talk to things databases or internal APIs within the cluster you connected it to. Multiple users can run multiple containers connected to the same cluster.
Bridge - builds on top of
Run. In certain situation you want other services to connect to your local container. For this, your local container needs some kind of representation within the Kubernetes cluster it is connected to. With
Bridge Gefyra patches a given workload within your Kubernetes cluster and reroutes all the incoming traffic to your local container. Multiple users cannot bridge the same workload.