When setting up a Kubernetes ingress on Google Container Engine, you can choose the ingress class (
nginx). I realize that the GCE class provisions a load balancer on Google's Cloud Platform, which costs about $20/mo each.
After some research, I couldn't find any prevailing reason why Google's load balancer is any better than using the NGINX ingress class—at least not before hitting a very large scale.
In fact, it appears that the GCE class does not support:
- External authentication with
- Basic authentication
- A few other small features built into the NGINX ingress
Are there any benefits I'm not aware of for using the GCE class vs. the NGINX class for ingresses?