Load Balancers allow you to distribute the workload and balance it between two or more Cloud Servers. You can therefore shape your infrastructure to allow it to meet activity spikes, optimize the allocation of resources and ensure a minimal response time.
Using a load balancer is recommended in all cases, whether you require one or more of the following:
- Guaranteed service continuity
- Handle high traffic
- Be prepared for sudden request spikes
In order to balance the workload, you need at least two or multiple Cloud Servers which are identical both in configuration and data. Aruba allows you to configure your load balancers, and its connections, directly from the Control Panel, with just a few clicks, easily and quickly.
Simply configure your load balancers for the main protocols, HTTP, HTTPS and TCP, and select one of the default balancing algorithms like LeastConn and Source.
Also with Aruba you can monitor your load balancers through simple graphs which indicate the workload of each load balancer. This way, you can prevent overloads simply by increasing the number of balanced Cloud Servers.
Features of the Aruba balancers:
- Dedicated IP address
- Easy to configure and manage
- Supports HTTP, HTTPS and TCP protocols
- Supports LeastConn and Source algorithms
- Registration of detailed statistics of load balancer workload
When using such a setup, the Load Balancer intercepts the network requests and sorts them between two or more Cloud Servers. Thanks to this redundancy, you benefit from high-reliability and stability thus ensuring continuity of the service. Should one of the load-balanced Cloud Servers stop working for any reason, the load balancer will automatically exclude it and redirect the requests to the other servers: this ensures maximum Business Continuity.
Balancing the infrastructure makes the horizontal scaling of the resources immediate and cheap. It enables you to manage spikes in traffic and requests simply by adding or removing servers from your associated load balancer. An operation that can be done at any time and without any downtime for your application.
You can find the pricing options for this service in the "Pricing" section.
For more information on how the service works, see our Knowledge Base.