Why Load Balancing Is Critical
To ensure high hardware performance and maximum availability, business-critical applications often run on multiple servers – but when a server becomes overloaded with traffic and ultimately begins to fail, how can you be sure that your data is accessible? Load balancing ensures that your server is available at all times, even during planned or unplanned maintenance that might usually cause downtime.
Load balancing refers to a physical device or software application that processes all incoming web traffic and sends it in a certain direction. Distinctively, our load balancers make intelligent decisions on where traffic should be sent – ideally, to the server in your cluster that is best placed to handle the request.
Besides the core traffic dispatching function, high-end load balancing solutions such as F5 Networks’ BIG-IP line, provide additional value including enhanced security and traffic acceleration.
But how important is quality load balancing technology to your overall server performance? Can you afford to take the risk of not having the load balanced cluster that your business needs in order to be successful?