How Database Load Balancing Completes the 3-Tiered Architecture

The New Stack

The secret is load balancing, which plays an important role in the decoupling process. With database load balancing, each challenge can be addressed to truly benefit from cloud scale. Database load balancing enhances distribution of workloads across multiple servers.

One Year of Load Balancing


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.


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Cloud Load Balancing- Facilitating Performance & Efficiency of Cloud Resources


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. Like different types of load balancing, cloud load balancing empowers you to expand application execution with unwavering quality. Its advantages over conventional load balancing of on?premises

Load Balancing: Round Robin May Not Be the Right Choice

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 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.

Case Study: Pokémon GO on Google Cloud Load Balancing

High Scalability

If you haven't put it on your reading list, here's a tantalizing excerpt from CHAPTER 11 Managing Load by Cooper Bethea, Gráinne Sheerin, Jennifer Mace, and Ruth King with Gary Luo and Gary O’Connor. Prior to launch, they load-tested their software stack to process up to 5x their most optimistic traffic estimates. Load Balancing googleThere are a lot of cool nuggets in Google's New Book: The Site Reliability Workbook.

How to Load Balance Traffic Across Multiple VXCs


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.

Securing a Web Application with AWS Application Load Balancer


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 a China-Based Bare Metal Service Provider Tackled Kubernetes Load Balancing

The New Stack

Specific to bare metal, for example, Kubernetes platforms lack viable load balancing capabilities. The main issue, he said, with open source load balancing on bare metal is how backend workloads are typically exposed using the load balancer in a Kubernetes cluster. Also, while load balancing is Porter’s key features, Porter also offers route dynamic configuration and IP access management capabilities.

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.

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.

Simplified NGINX Load Balancing with Loadcat


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

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


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

Google Traffic Director and the L7 Internal Load Balancer Intermingles Cloud Native and Legacy Workloads

The New Stack

With the general availability of Traffic Director and a beta release of the Layer 7 Internal Load Balancer (L7 ILB), enterprises using Google’s Anthos container orchestration platform can now enjoy the benefits of a service mesh for their cloud native applications, while the L7 ILB provides similar functionality for monolithic legacy applications.

How to Load Balance Traffic Across Multiple VXCs


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.

Kemp Adds Predictive Analytics to ADC to Advance DevOps

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 […].

Why Service Meshes Are Security Tools

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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PostgreSQL Connection Pooling: Part 2 – PgBouncer

High Scalability

Client Connections Connection Pooler Connection Pooling Database DevOps Performance PgBouncer Pooling Modes PostgreSQL Server Postgres administration cache connection-pool data management database database scalability deployment devops haproxy high performance load balancer open source postgresql server server load sql tutorialWhen it comes to connection pooling in the PostgreSQL world, PgBouncer is probably the most popular option.

IaC and Kubernetes: A Natural Pairing

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….

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. In this era, the load balancer was responsible for routing traffic between different instances of the application, ensuring high availability and scalability.

Migrating Apache NiFi Flows from HDF to CFM with Zero Downtime


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.

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?

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. The development team works on the software, developing and releasing it after ensuring that the code works perfectly. They check the application performance and report back any issues, if existent to the development team.

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.

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.

HAProxy Bonds with HashiCorp Consul to Extend Automated Service Discovery

The New Stack

of HAProxy’s Data Plane API , a sidecar for managing the HAProxy proxy server/load balancer with an API, now offers service discovery and native support for the HashiCorp ’s Consul service networking software. Version 2.2

Edgenexus Partners With Nutanix


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

VMware to Acquire Avi Networks for NetOps Capability

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.

Pivotal Software Previews Automation Framework

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.

F5 Networks Acquires NGINX to Meld NetOps with DevOps

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

Optimizing transportation runs and customer experience


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 […].

4 Types of Idle Cloud Resources That Are Wasting Your Money


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.