Cloud Load Balancing- Facilitating Performance & Efficiency of Cloud Resources

RapidValue

Cloud load balancing is the process of distributing workloads and computing resources within a cloud environment. Cloud load balancing also involves hosting the distribution of workload traffic within the internet. Its advantages over conventional load balancing of on?premises

Load Balancer Service Degradation, March 25, 2021

Netlify

On March 25, 2021, between 14:39 UTC and 18:46 UTC we had a significant outage that caused around 5% of our global traffic to stop being served from one of several load balancers and disrupted service for a portion of our customers.

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One Year of Load Balancing

Algolia

From the beginning at Algolia, we decided not to place any load balancing infrastructure between our users and our search API servers. Instead of putting hardware or software between our search servers and our users, we chose to rely on the round-robin feature of DNS to spread the load across the servers. This is the best situation to rely on round-robin DNS for load balancing: a large number of users request the DNS to access Algolia servers, and they perform a few searches.

Load Balancing: Round Robin May Not Be the Right Choice

DevOps.com

Based on our experience, we believe Round Robin may not be an effective load balancing algorithm, because it doesn’t equally distribute traffic among all nodes. The post Load Balancing: Round Robin May Not Be the Right Choice appeared first on DevOps.com. Blogs DevOps Practice Doin' DevOps Least Connections algorithm Load balancing Round Robin

Autoscaling Groups With Terraform on AWS Part 3: Elastic Load Balancer and Health Check

Dzone - DevOps

The next step is to add a Load Balancer in front of the autoscaling group. tutorial devops aws terraform elastic load balancerCheck out Part 1 and Part 2. Previously , we set up some Apache Ignite servers in an autoscaling group.

VM-Series Virtual Firewalls Integrate With AWS Gateway Load Balancer

Palo Alto Networks

We are delighted to have worked with Palo Alto Networks as we built AWS Gateway Load Balancer to drastically simplify the deployment of horizontally scalable stacks of security appliances, such as their VM-Series firewalls.” Security scalability, meet cloud simplicity.

Advanced Load Balancing and Sticky Sessions with Ambassador, Envoy and Kubernetes

Daniel Bryant

release notes , we have recently added early access support for advanced ingress load balancing and session affinity in the Ambassador API gateway, which is based on the underlying production-hardened implementations within the Envoy Proxy. It’s been my experience that how load balancing is implemented within Kubernetes Services is not always intuitive. Endpoint Routing and Load Balancing In Ambassador 0.52, we introduced a new set of controls for load balancing.

Securing a Web Application with AWS Application Load Balancer

Stackery

If you’re still using an Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Virtual Machine, enjoy this very useful tutorial on load balancing. That’s what I’m using AWS Application Load Balancer (“ALB”) for, even though I have only a single instance at the moment so there’s no actual load balancing going on. This is done in the EC2 console, there’s a section in the left-hand column for Load Balancers, selecting that lets you create a new one.

How to Load Balance Traffic Across Multiple VXCs

Megaport

Load balancing traffic across your network connections allows you to maximise the use of multiple network paths when routing to the same destination networks. We’ll talk you through the process of setting up load balancing using a Megaport-connected network architecture. This strategy allows for increased throughput and redundancy. When there are multiple paths available to reach the same network. Source.

Simplified NGINX Load Balancing with Loadcat

Toptal

NGINX, a sophisticated web server, offers high performance load balancing features, among many other capabilities. However, there is something interesting about tools that configure other tools, and it may be even easier to configure an NGINX load balancer if there was a tool for it. In this article, Toptal engineer Mahmud Ridwan demonstrates how easy it is to build a simple tool with a web-based GUI capable of configuring NGINX as a load balancer

Blue-Green Deployment, Zero Downtime Updates, and Failover Protection With Traffic Distribution Add-On

Dzone - DevOps

In this situation you can face the problem of proper traffic distribution between such project copies, including aspects like a method for requests routing, servers loading rates, etc.

Modern Web Security Meets Modern Load Balancing with NGINX

Signal Sciences

These key drivers have also exposed the shortcomings of appliance (physical or virtual) based technologies including web application firewalls (WAFs) and load balancers. NGINX Certifies Signal Sciences Dynamic Module. DevOps, microservices, hybrid and multi-cloud are fueling growth for companies taking a modern approach to deploying applications.

Edgenexus Provides Easy-To-Use Load Balancing for Nutanix

Nutanix

Load balancers and Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) have always been dogged by unnecessary complexity. This hidden barrier typically means only a fraction of possible features make it into an organization’s production environment

Kemp Adds Predictive Analytics to ADC to Advance DevOps

DevOps.com

Blogs DevOps Toolbox News ADC application development controller cloud services load balancer ProvisioningKemp this week enhanced the automation and predictive analytics capabilities it makes available within its application developer controller (ADC) as part of an effort to ease deployment of applications across multi-cloud computing environments. Company CEO Ray Downes said the goal is to make it easier for DevOps teams to avoid overprovisioning IT infrastructure, at a […].

How to Load Balance Traffic Across Multiple VXCs

Megaport

Load balancing traffic across your network connections allows you to maximise the use of multiple network paths when routing to the same destination networks. We’ll talk you through the process of setting up load balancing using a Megaport-connected network architecture. This strategy allows for increased throughput and redundancy. When there are multiple paths available to reach the same network. Source.

PostgreSQL Connection Pooling: Part 2 – PgBouncer

High Scalability

When it comes to connection pooling in the PostgreSQL world, PgBouncer is probably the most popular option. It’s a very simple utility that does exactly one thing – it sits between the database and the clients and speaks the PostgreSQL protocol, emulating a PostgreSQL server.

Why Service Meshes Are Security Tools

DevOps.com

That’s because service meshes have a wide variety of functionality, from load balancing to securing traffic. Are service meshes overhyped, or do they solve a real puzzle for enterprise IT systems?

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Understanding the Future of the Data Center Edge

Dzone - DevOps

With the adoption of Kubernetes and microservices, the edge has evolved from simple hardware load balancers to a full stack of hardware and software proxies that comprise API Gateways, content delivery networks, and load balancers. The Early Internet and Load Balancers.

IaC and Kubernetes: A Natural Pairing

DevOps.com

It offers repeatability, transparency and the application of modern software development practices to the management of infrastructure including networks, load balancers, virtual machines, Kubernetes clusters and monitoring. […].

CIOs Need To Realize That Virtualization Isn't All That It's Cracked Up To Be (a chief information officer needs an IT strategy to create IT alignment)

The Accidental Successful CIO

Post tags: data-center optimization , dynamic load-balancing , high availability , IaaS , panacea , reduce time to market , reducing costs , scalability , server virtualization , virtual machines , virtual servers , Virtualization , VMs , VMware , workloads. Sure Virtualization Seems Neat In The Beginning, But….

DevOps Best Practices

Dzone - DevOps

The Operations team works on deployment, load balancing, and release management to make SaaS live. Traditional IT had two separate teams in any organization – the development team and the operations team.

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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For December 19th, 2020

High Scalability

Here's a load-balanced and fault-tolerant review: Number Stuff: Don't miss all that the Internet has to say on Scalability, click below and become eventually. Hey, it's HighScalability time once again! Do you like this sort of Stuff?

Seeing 5XXs When Configuring a Kubernetes API Gateway for the First Time?

Dzone - DevOps

Getting K8s Ingress up and running for the first time can be challenging due to the various cloud vendor load balancer implementations. Kubernetes is a fantastic foundation for an application platform, but it is just that: a foundational component.

Overcome Challenges of Continuous Delivery for Kubernetes With Spinnaker

Dzone - DevOps

Load balancing. Kubernetes is the leading container orchestration system, and it has a vast ecosystem of open-source and commercial components built around it.

Four short links: 7 Aug 2020

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Surprising Economics of Load-Balanced Systems — I have a system with c servers, each of which can only handle a single concurrent request, and has no internal queuing. The servers sit behind a load balancer, which contains an infinite queue.

Optimizing transportation runs and customer experience

DXC

For example, optimize load balances to get passengers and cargo to their destination using less fuel and in the fastest time possible. For many companies in the travel, transportation and hospitality industry, success is all about achieving the optimal result. Whether in the air or on the ground, it’s all about minimizing the cost while […].

VMware to Acquire Avi Networks for NetOps Capability

DevOps.com

Once this deal closes, sometime between now and August, VMware plans to add a software-based load balancer, along with a web application firewall (WAF) and a service […]. VMware announced it intends to acquire Avi Networks for an undisclosed price as part of an ongoing effort to close the gap between network operations (NetOps) and DevOps.

Migrating Apache NiFi Flows from HDF to CFM with Zero Downtime

Cloudera

a load balancer is always set up in front of NiFi. The load balancer is initially configured for the HDF nodes to ingest data. No data will be ingested by the CFM nodes unknown to the load balancer.

F5 Networks Acquires NGINX to Meld NetOps with DevOps

DevOps.com

As part of an effort to better align DevOps and network operations (NetOps), F5 Networks plans to acquire NGINX, a provider of widely employed open source loading balancing software. The two companies revealed in a call with financial analysts that the primary goal of the $760 million deal is to meld the two companies’ combined expertise […]. The post F5 Networks Acquires NGINX to Meld NetOps with DevOps appeared first on DevOps.com.

Pivotal Software Previews Automation Framework

DevOps.com

In addition, Pivotal revealed it will be adding support for open source technologies including Envoy load balancing and Istio service mesh software developed […]. At the North America Cloud Foundry Summit 2019 conference, Pivotal Software announced it is beta testing an automation framework that promises to keep its distribution of the platform-as-a-service (PaaS) environment continuously updated.

Edgenexus Partners With Nutanix

Nutanix

We are delighted to announce our partnership with Nutanix and the certification of our Edgenexus Load balancer/ADC on the Nutanix AHV platform

4 Types of Idle Cloud Resources That Are Wasting Your Money

ParkMyCloud

Load Balancers – AWS Elastic Load Balancers (ELB) cannot be stopped (or parked), so to avoid getting billed for the time you need to remove it. The same can be said for Azure Load Balancer and GCP Load Balancers.

Cloud-Native vs Traditional Application Development

RapidValue

Both traditional and cloud native applications make use of load balancers, but they differ significantly when and where they come in to play. Users hit a balancer as they arrive and are redirected to the server. Each server has its own individual state with the user so we have to keep sending them to that server, but if it dies the load balancer will direct traffic to a surviving server but the cart will be empty.

E2E Testing With Cypress on Jenkins With Parallel Pipeline Stages

Dzone - DevOps

To save developers time you want to load balancing Cypress tests across Jenkins parallel pipeline stages. In this tutorial for JavaScript end-to-end testing, you will learn about Cypress test runner for UI automation testing and how to use it with the Jenkins CI server.

A Journey Into SRE

Algolia

2 – Load Balancer knowledge sharing. The next two weeks I continued to work with Paul on getting more insights on the new Load Balancer. If you have not read his blog post on one year of load balancing , I suggest you do it. The main problem we found was that during operations or on call, any request regarding the load balancer had to be forward to Paul.

Scaling my application: am I ready?

CircleCI

The first step is to calculate how much traffic (or storage capacity) your database system needs to handle for the anticipated load. Another technique is to use a load balancer for dividing traffic among multiple running instances.

What’s new in the Citus 9.5 extension to Postgres

The Citus Data

Load balancing for stored procedure calls on reference tables. SELECT undistribute_table ( 'items' ); SELECT create_distributed_table ( 'items' , 'user_id' ); Load-balancing for procedure calls on reference tables.

Drawn Out Conversations, featuring Okta President of Technology, Hector Aguilar

CircleCI

This episode is as funny as it is educational, as Rob and Hector’s conversation flows from authentication to load balancers to why old APIs never quite go away, and much more. Security and two-factor authentication are becoming more and more ingrained in our day-to-day lives, especially at work.

Security monitoring for managed cloud Kubernetes

AlienVault

Google Cloud Platform, for example, offers advanced cluster management features such as automatic upgrades, load balancing, and Stackdriver logging. Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash Kubernetes (K8s) is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. It has recently seen rapid adoption across enterprise environments.

Security monitoring for managed cloud Kubernetes

AlienVault

Google Cloud Platform, for example, offers advanced cluster management features such as automatic upgrades, load balancing, and Stackdriver logging. Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash Kubernetes (K8s) is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. It has recently seen rapid adoption across enterprise environments.