Software Load Balancer

Advantages of a Software Load Balancer

For many years load balancing has traditionally been associated with dedicated hardware. Typically these load balancers have been running on proprietary ASIC based hardware. As the power of standard computing hardware has evolved following Moore’s law, other options have become a possibility.

It is no longer necessary to use dedicated specialised hardware for Load Balancing. With the ever increasing performance capacities of standard server hardware and huge advances in architecture, it makes a lot of sense to take advantage of this trend rather than purchasing dedicated hardware. The Software Load Balancer solution delivers maximum flexibility and scalability to users, enabling them to take the powerful architecture of a hardware solution and build onto almost any server hardware platform of their choice. In many cases it can also be more environmentally responsible to provision older server hardware and purchase new hardware again for more CPU intensive applications.

Cautions
Software load balancers can help with these issues, but can require a complex understanding of the underlying operating system. In addition to the obvious build complexity, ‘problem ownership’ is not clear. Load balancers can certainly be described as mission critical equipment and any ambiguities as to who owns the problem should failures occur can lead to extended downtime.

Why a Software Load Balancer?

  • Eliminate requirement for dedicated hardware
  • Easy to deploy
  • Environmentally responsible solution
  • The same load balancing functionality
  • Freedom of choice for hardware
  • Increased scalability and agility
  • In line with modern architectures

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