Load balancing is one of the most widely used networking technologies on the planet. Just about every networking team needs some way to optimize the use of back-end resources and ensure that no single server or environment is stretched beyond its capacity.
Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) extends those benefits even further, ensuring the right distribution of resources between regions and hybrid environments to deliver consistent experiences wherever a user happens to be. As the adoption of hybrid and multicloud application architectures continues to expand, GSLB has changed from a niche business to a core requirement for enterprises operating at scale.
In this eBook, we’ll review the pros and cons of different approaches to load balancing and GSLB. We’ll look at traditional inline load balancers, WAFs, ELBs/ALBs and in-house solutions to see where their strengths and weaknesses lie. Then we’ll look at new, disruptive approaches that may offer the mix of functionality, resilience and cost effectiveness that many businesses are looking for.