Azure Load Balancer vs App Gateway vs Traffic Manager

Load Balancer

App Gateway

Traffic Manager

Service

Network load balancer.

Web traffic load balancer.

DNS-based traffic load balancer.

Network Protocols

Layer 4 (TCP or UDP)

Layer 7 (HTTP/HTTPS)

Layer 7 (DNS)

Features

Internal and public load balancer

SSL/TLS termination and cookie-based session affinity

Traffic-routing methods, Traffic manager profile, endpoint monitoring options

Routing

Source/Destination (IP & Port), and Protocol

URI path or Host headers

Offers various routing methods such as: Priority, Weighted, Performance, Geographic, Multivalue and Subnet

Security

Integrate Azure Firewall with Standard LB.

Web Application Firewall

Use locks to protect your traffic manager profile.

 

Sources:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/load-balancer/load-balancer-overview
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/application-gateway/overview
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/traffic-manager/traffic-manager-overview

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