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Load Balancer

Load Balancing Simplified


 

Overview

The SimpliNet Virtual Load Balancer (VLB) Appliance allows you to add multiple network layer extensions to your SimpliCompute infrastructure to enhance availability, security, and performance.

SimpliNet VLB is a ready-to-deploy input gateway that provides a load balanced entry point to multiple virtual servers. The VLB is provisioned using a web-based portal, and supports TCP and UDP protocols.

 

Right-Size Your VLBs

There is no limit on the number of SimpliCompute Instances (Virtual Servers) that a customer can place behind a VLB. Simply choose the VLB size that matches your requirement and seamlessly load-balance the VMs using the Netmagic Service Orchestrator.


 

Features

High Availability

Customers have the option of contracting SimpliNet HA (High Availability) services to ensure maximum redundancy. These services allow customers to achieve greater resilience at the device level, and also build greater availability through a Second Network Uplink.

 

Network Resilience

Netmagic provides an additional layer of resiliency on the Network path. Using an uplink to the customer setup and Netmagic provide a very high level of protection from any kind of device or network failures.

 

Flexible Load Balancing Options

The services can be used in a variety of modes. In the round robin method (default), each server is used sequentially, as per availability. In the least connection mode, the server with the lowest number of connections receives the next incoming connection. You can also ensure that the same client IP address always reaches the same server using the Source IP configuration.

 

SSL Offloading

Customers who want to host SSL-based websites can use the SSL offloading support supported on Large VLB instances. Using this feature will enable the VLB to accept incoming https connections on port 443 on the VLB and forward them to the VMs as http traffic. Customers can use either a self-signed certificate or they can upload certificate signed by third party certificate authorities like Thawte, Versign, etc.