One of the key features of is its dependency graph, which is a representation of the relationships between different services in an application. The dependency graph is a useful tool for managing complex applications with multiple services and dependencies, and demonstrates how those services work together in an application.

Let’s consider an example of a simple web application with a single “hello-world” service. The dependency graph for this application would have two nodes: one for the “hello-world” service and one for the Traefik gateway.

Gateway Node (traefik)

The top node is a gateway node that represents Traefik, which is the cluster application used to route traffic to services. In this example, the gateway node would depend on the “hello-world” service, as it needs to route traffic to it from the internet.

Architect uses Traefik as the reverse proxy to handle incoming traffic to all services. Traefik is installed as a cluster application upon the creation of the cluster, and is therefore available for use by any environment that is created on the cluster. Cluster applications, including Traefik, are installed as a set of services within the cluster. Traefik dynamically discovers services and routes traffic to them based on labels applied automatically by Architect during deployments.

Learn more about traefik.


cert-manager provisions and manages certificates for services which have ingresses defined and will renew certificates automatically when necessary. Certificate generation will happen automatically when services are deployed, but may take a minute or two to complete.

Learn more about cert-manager.