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Load Balancing

Load balancing is especially important for networks where it is difficult to predict the number of requests that will be issued to a server. Busy websites typically employ two or more web servers in a load balancing scheme. If one server starts to get swamped, requests are forwarded to another server with more capacity, providing redundancy and practically infinite scalability. Load balancing offers lower cost, higher performance, and greater reliability than having one large enterprise-scale server. Administrators have an ever increasing need to implement effective solutions for these.

The term load balancing can also refer to file servers, when file protocol requests are distributed across file servers to overcome the capacity, bandwidth, or CPU limitations of any single system.

Load Balancing solutions will load-balance your port/protocol (HTTP/HTTPS, database, etc.) across two or more servers, according to your exact specifications. The load can be evenly or unevenly balanced (depending on server specifications and capabilities). One server may be live while the other server functions as a failover. Or, you can have a group of live servers plus a separate group of failover servers.

  • Acceleration Algorithms Supported

    Fastest response
    Least connections
    Round robin
    Weighted round robin

  • Server Failure Detection

    Layer 4 via ICMP and TCP health check.

  • Fault Tolerance

    Full system-level redundancy.

  • Management

    Your load balancing solution is fully managed by our load balancing specialists, who will help you set up and manage your solution.

Benefits of load balancing include:

  • Greater Peace of Mind
    You don't have to worry that a press release or unanticipated media coverage will bring down your site.
  • Improved User Experience
    Faster load times reduce customer frustration and web site abandonment.
  • Improved Scalability
    Ability to add additional capacity quickly and easily if needed
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