The Application Delivery Network Load Balancer Market
Supercharge Your Network to Supercharge Your Bottom Line
The application delivery network load balancer is a fundamental part of the network infrastructure. Let’s take a closer look at how your company’s network is indispensible, whether it serves internal operations or external customers and prospects. Everyone’s livelihood depends on a reliable and secured network, so could it make good business sense to change your network?
To decide, it is vital to ask yourself if your network always performs at its full potential even during peak traffic times, providing maximum service and availability for both your organization and your customers. If not, the hidden costs are enormous. Employees may take longer to do their work. Existing and potential customers may lose patience and move to your competitors. These hidden cost dangers are easy to overlook, but could be dramatically reduced by a wise network change.
One high payoff network change is to invest in an application delivery network load balancing solution. Common terms used for this include network traffic manager (NTM), application delivery controlller (ADC), load balancer (LB), hardware load balancer (HLB), network load balancer (NLB), server load balancer (SLB), and local traffic manager (LTM). A load balancing solution will control such costs by securely delivering and reliably directing local data traffic for TCP or UPD applications and services to and from your internal network of servers.
Here are a few key benefits of an application delivery network load balancer:
Performance: The traffic to servers are distributed among the server farm so that a site can handle more than a single server alone. Other features, such as SSL Offloading and HTTP cache, help reduce impact on server resources.
Scalability: After a farm has been created, more servers can be still be added should more capacity be needed.
Redundancy/Fault Tolerance: A farm contains several servers that serve the same site. If a server should fail, the WebMux health check will detect the failed server and send requests to the remaining servers. Therefore, keeping the site online.
Reduce Site Maintenance Downtime: Servers in a farm can be taken offline for maintenance without interrupting the site.
There are many choices in load balancer solutions. How do you pick one wisely, so its cost doesn’t eat up the savings? For any load balancing solution you may consider, ask yourself questions such as these:
Some considerations are harder to quantify in monetary terms:
What about products with multiple functions that integrate load balancing with other services?
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