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.

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

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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

How the Right Load Balancer Supports a Video SaaS Provider’s Ambitious Plans for Kubernetes

The New Stack

Ultimately, 8×8’s DevOps largely relied on Kubernetes infrastructure and a load balancer and other support that Citrix , an application-delivery solution provider, offered to help manage the unprecedented traffic. Citrix sponsored this podcast.

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. Load Balancing google

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.

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.

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.

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. The absolute majority of production environments need to be accessible to customers at any time, and the most common problem here is the process of project re-deployment.

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

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

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.

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.

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….

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. […]. Using IaC with Kubernetes helps standardize Kubernetes cluster configuration and manage add-ons Infrastructure as code (IaC) is the ability to provision and manage infrastructure using a configuration language.

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.

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

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. requests per second to the load balancer on average. In other words, we increase the offered load linearly with c to keep the per-server load constant.

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.

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 […].

How Does Service Discovery Work in Kubernetes?

The New Stack

A service then provides basic load balancing by routing traffic across matching pods. LoadBalancer : The type LoadBalancer extends the NodePort service by adding Layer 4 (L4) and Layer 7 (L7) load balancers.

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

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.

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.

How HAProxy Streamlines Kubernetes Ingress Control

The New Stack

Kubernetes itself offers an option to capture the information needed to manage load balancing , with the same type of Kubernetes configuration file used for managing other resources. Kubernetes’ Ingress capabilities, which acts as a Layer 7 load balancer, provides a way to map customer-facing URLs to the back-end services. This could easily done by a proxy server, or a load balancer, one that also serves as an API Gateway.

Cloud-Native vs Traditional Application Development


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.

Meshy and Happy with Kubernetes Ingress

The New Stack

Service Load Balancer: In your deployment YAML, you can configure a specific load balancer service. Typically, this would be a cloud provider load balancer, like ELB from AWS or NetworkLB from GCP. DataStax sponsored this post. Patrick McFadin.

NS1 Shows How DNS Technology Can Speed VPN Connections

The New Stack

For developers who must rely on VPNs for data transfers, the act of loading code on git and other more mundane tasks can obviously take much longer depending on network saturation from remote locations. The end result is improved VPN connectivity, which through load-balancing and steering connections at the DNS layer, are connected to the best performing endpoint.

Service Mesh Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

The New Stack

How is load spread efficiently and fail over-managed? In order for DNS to work, you need several hardware and software components, such as: Load balancers. In the example below, I have services named Web-App and Order Processing, both with load balancers in front of them. This load balancer pattern is common for service networking. High cost : If the load balancer goes down, every instance of the services connected will be unavailable.

A Journey Into SRE


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.