GoGrid Launches Dynamic Load-Balancing Service
January 30th, 2013 By: John Rath
Cloud provider GoGrid announced the availability of its new Dynamic Load Balancer, a cloud-based load-balancing solution that provides a cost-effective way to manage high-availability infrastructure. Customers can scale network services dynamically with this new service, deploying load-balancing services in minutes.
“If you’re deploying applications in the cloud, load balancing is an essential requirement,” said Mark Worsey, GoGrid’s CIO and EVP of technology. “During development, our priority was making sure this service is virtualized and programmable like our other compute and storage services. For the past 10 years, GoGrid has pioneered cloud IaaS services that let global businesses dynamically scale their infrastructure on-demand. With our new Dynamic Load Balancer, we bring our cloud computing expertise to this essential network layer.”
Customers can now proactively manage server load across multiple servers (with the option of balancing traffic to other premises) and also prevent server overload during sudden traffic spikes. Traffic distribution can be based on Weighted Round Robin, Weighted Least Connect, or Source Address Hashing algorithms. The service is fault tolerant out of the box, and users manage all load-balancing functionality programmatically through its API and management console. The load balancer takes advantage of the distributed nature of a cloud environment and doesn’t rely on proprietary hardware. The Dynamic Load Balancer easily integrates with other GoGrid services, providing a flexible and robust infrastructure-as-a-service environment for customers.
“Prior to using GoGrid’s Dynamic Load Balancer, we either struggled to provide a consistent user experience or had to overprovision load-balancing infrastructure to meet demand,” said Shannon Whitley, founder of Whitley Media. “GoGrid’s Dynamic Load Balancer lets us build and manage a true high-availability footprint in the cloud. We manage large volumes of data and now have transparency and control in every aspect of our application.”