Distribute traffic loads so that no single device gets overwhelmed. SoftLayer load balancing solutions allow configurability and flexibility to manage the traffic and resource usage of server nodes in your environment.
Local, global, and high availability options can be activated, changed, and deactivated at any time. And if you have questions about which load balancing solution is a best fit for your application, our experts have answers.
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SoftLayer Local Load Balancing utilizes industry-standard techniques including round-robin, lowest latency, least connections, shortest response, and IP persistence to balance traffic among two or more servers. It can be activated and configured in real-time, with servers added to or removed from the balancing pool on-demand with little or no downtime.
Distribute traffic between your servers in one or multiple SoftLayer data centers with Citrix NetScaler VPX. These multifunction network appliances can perform DNS-based local and global load balancing, so you have complete control over how your client traffic will be balanced between your servers. To learn more about global load balancing with NetScaler VPX, visit the KnowledgeLayer
Dedicated Load Balancers are available for environments with higher capacity. These load balancers are also available in a high availability option featuring failover protection and automatic fallback.