Using a Server-side proxy configuration is not recommended for production use. You should use either a smart client or the client-side proxy configuration unless your platform and environment do not support that deployment type.
The server-side (embedded) proxy exists within Couchbase Server using port 11211. It supports the memcached protocol and allows an existing application to communicate with Couchbase Cluster without also installing another piece of proxy software. The downside to this approach is performance.
In this deployment option versus a typical memcached deployment, in a worse-case scenario, server mapping will happen twice (e.g. using ketama hashing to a server list on the client, then using vBucket hashing and server mapping on the proxy) with an additional round trip network hop introduced.
For the corresponding Moxi product, please use the Moxi 1.8 series. See Moxi 1.8 Manual.