Local Rate Limiter

Traffic Management

What this pattern does:

Local rate limiting is used to limit the rate of requests per service instance. Local rate limiting can be used in conjunction with global rate limiting to reduce load on the global rate limiting service.

Caveats and Consideration:

Envoy supports local rate limiting of L4 connections and HTTP requests. This allows you to apply rate limits at the instance level, in the proxy itself, without calling any other service.