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On-demand, scalable load balancing and traffic management

For sites with high traffic demands or rich content cloud load balancers distribute workloads across two or more servers or other resources to maximize throughput and availability, while minimize response time and overload.

Choose the cloud servers you want to load balance, add, remove, customize, or fine-tune your load balancers at any time to scale websites and applications based on your business demands.

Dedicated Load Balancer Built-in SSL support On-Demand High Availability Scaling Low cost simple billing
  • Private instance or dedicated Load balancer
  • Dedicated static IP
  • Custom configurations and traffic rules
  • Built-in SSL support for high security and financial transactions
  • Highly scalable with SSL and
  • Add horsepower when needed on-demand.
  • Add through-put or advanced feature for special use cases on-demand
  • You simply pay for the number of load balancers with or without SSL and that is it. No unknown billing for concurrent connections or double billing for additional network traffic.

SSL termination

Offloads CPU-intensive public key encryption and decryption from application servers to the load balancer. Also provides HTTP to HTTPS redirect to ensure transactions between the load balancer and client are secured.

SIMPLE BILLING: You simply pay for the number of load balancers with or without SSL and that is it. No unknown billing for concurrent connections or double billing for network traffic.

Other Features:

Multiple protocols

Supports a variety of load balancing protocols on internal and public interfaces, including HTTP, HTTPS, LDAP, LDAPS, IMAP, FTP, POP3, POP3S, SMTP, TCP, TCP Client-First, UDP, SFTP and MySQL.

High throughput

Each Cloud Load Balancer host machine has 20Gb per second of highly available network throughput.

Advanced algorithms

Ensures traffic is properly routed to back-end nodes in the most optimal way for your application. Algorithm support includes round-robin, weighted round-robin, least connections, weighted least connections, and random.

Health check

Uses Synthetic transaction monitoring to inspect an HTTP response code and body content to determine if the application or website is healthy.

Advanced access control

Enables you to easily manage who can and can’t access the services that are exposed through the load balancer.

Session persistence

Ensures subsequent requests are directed to the same node in your load balancing pool. This can be enabled for all protocols.

Connection logging

Simplifies log management by allowing Apache-style access logs (for HTTP-based protocol traffic) or connection and transfer logging (for all other traffic) to your Cloud Filesâ„¢ account. If you need raw data in one place for performance tuning or web analytics, connection logging sorts, aggregates, and delivers logs to Cloud Files.

Connection throttling

Imposes user-defined limits on the number of connections per IP address to mitigate malicious or abusive traffic to your application or website.

Content caching

Improves website performance by temporarily storing recently accessed data.

Powered by Riverbed® Technologies

Utilizing Riverbed’s load balancing technology, our Cloud Load Balancers service directs traffic for your applications and makes decisions about where to route that traffic. In the event of a node failure, a health check can proactively remove a node from rotation to ensure maximum availability. You can adjust the configuration of the load balancer on-demand through the control panel or programmatically through the API.

Simple load balancer pricing for cloud servers

Private Load Balancer Instance Private Load Balancer Instance with SSL
$19/month $39/month

SSL termination

Offloads CPU-intensive public key encryption and decryption from application servers to the load balancer. Also provides HTTP to HTTPS redirect to ensure transactions between the load balancer and client are secured.

SIMPLE BILLING: You simply pay for the number of load balancers with or with SSL and that is it. No unknown billing for concurrent connections or double billing for network traffic.