Cloud Computing Outlook

Advanced load balancing revolutionizes the cloud service platform

By Cloud Computing Outlook | Thursday, August 22, 2019

Similar to a traffic cop managing traffic on the streets, an advanced load balancer helps enterprises simplifies network traffic in the cloud.

FREMONT, CA:  "All we have to do is monitor the cloud." With lots of applications updated on the cloud service leads to increased traffic. The cloud needs to be monitored, and the work needs to be divided. In simple words, the work will be distributed equally to multiple sources to reduce the workload on the cloud.

Cloud load balancing is a process of unburdening. It ensures that no single server gets too much demand or receives too much traffic. Cloud load balancing has been around for quite some time, but organizations are moving to private and public cloud leads to specific changes taking place. 

Advanced load balancing has evolved to be an essential element of current operations. Load balancers only manage to distribute the traffic among the servers and in some cases, to SSL offload.

Load balancers are in the middle of an enterprise's application traffic. Due to the overflow of information,  they face a huge congestion. This is where the advanced load balancing comes as an advantage. Compared to the old efficiency of the load balancer, the advanced one provides more value and more capability to the operations team.

There is a variety of load balancing methods. Each load balancer has different algorithms.   connection method, least response method, round-robin method, and IP hash are some of the popular ones.

Advanced load balancer offers unique efficiency that can be observed in micro-service architecture and the deployment of data center containers or Kubernetes environments.

Advanced load balancing plays an essential role in promoting team quickness, improving security, streamlining workflows, and using new technologies. Here's a look at  a few advantages of the advanced load balancer for the cloud.

• High visibility, insights, and analytics: These enable organizations to achieve their goals, starting from basic to cutting-edge. The advanced load balancer helps the users to identify and watch out for the network traffic and monitor it by considering application traffic with customary infrastructure monitoring. The organizations can keep a tab on how the traffic is and how efficiently the problem is solved.  Keen observation of detailed reports on health helps companies understand how the infrastructure works. The IT operation team in charge can sort out the troubleshooting process more efficiently. Analytics and insights, here, become active rather than becoming reactive. The advanced loader helps the user to identify or block the person or organization while the user identifies as an attacker.

• Unified security mask: The load balancer is placed right in the flow of all the network traffic. The position in which the load balancer fits can be used to understand categorize traffic into good and bad. The advanced load balancer can detect anomalies and stop malicious traffic.

• Core Management: Advanced load balancer fits smoothly with the core management. The central administration of policies is even more valuable when a load balancer is deployed across multiple clouds. The centralized analytics mingle with the data coming from different sites helping the insights across the entire environment.

• Automation and multiple cloud union: A lot of organizations have a multi-cloud ecosystem. Any technology they adopt today must be integrated within the cloud premises. It includes public cloud, private cloud, bare-metal servers, and data centers. Keeping in mind the fact that the load balancer should have APIs for integration, many industries have already implemented continuous integration or continuous delivery pipelines. Load balancers need to be unified with DevOps toolchain and infrastructure platforms.

• Containers and container-orchestration union: The organization is adopting containers and container orchestration systems. Around 71 percent of the firms are either using or evaluating options like Kubernetes and Docker. Some of the tech giants utilizing these platforms include Google, Amazon, RedHat, IBM, and Microsoft, among many more. Datacenter management should consider integrating container technologies. It must automatically scale containerized applications as needed while maintaining the total visibility.

Considering the above mentioned advantages of advanced load balancing, it is evident why enterprises are choosing new load balancing solutions. It is evolving continually to defend the enterprise against evolving cyber threats.