December 17

What is load balancing?

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Are you wondering what is Load Balancing? In today's digital age, where our lives are increasingly intertwined with technology, we rely more on websites, applications, and online services than ever before. However, as the demand for these resources surges, ensuring smooth and uninterrupted user experiences becomes a significant challenge for businesses and service providers.

This is where load balancing steps in as a superhero of the digital realm. 

What is Load Balancing?

Load balancing is fundamental in distributing network traffic across multiple servers, ensuring efficient resource utilisation, and maintaining optimal performance. 

To explore the intricacies of load balancing, Overt Software Solutions invites you to either read the accompanying video transcript or watch it. Whichever path you choose, we promise you an insightful journey that will empower you with knowledge and equip you with the tools to optimise your digital infrastructure.

So, join us as we unravel the mysteries of load balancing and unlock the secrets to achieving seamless user experiences, robust scalability, and unparalleled performance. 

Video Transcript:

Before delving into the benefits of a load balanced server, let’s first look at a typical VLE setup. The web server, database server, and file storage are housed together.  Users have access to the system and everything works as it should.

But what if the database server goes down?

This is a rare occurrence, but something we need to think about. Well, with a traditional system, the whole system is down, and the VLE is unavailable to users.

How can overt software help with this?

Well, we can provide load balanced infrastructure, which looks something like this. Both internal and External users connect to one of several load balancers via the internet. Let’s call these LB1, and LB2. These load balancers route traffic to one of several web servers, which in turn interface with shared storage, and several database servers. These resources are constantly synced, and data duplicated, so users are seamlessly moved from one set of resources to another.

Let’s see how this works in practice.

Scenario 1: Web server failure.

In the event that web server 1 fails for whatever reason, the connection between LB1, LB2 and the shared storage is lost. In this case, traffic is automatically routed through web server 2, and there are no connection problems or downtime. When web server 1 comes back online, the load will be shared between the two of them once again.

Scenario 2 : Database and Load Balancer failure.

Let’s say that on top of web server 1 going down, we also lost load balancer 2 and database server 2.
In this case, Load balancer 1 takes over, routes traffic through web server 2, and database server 1 operates as the database for the entire system.

When it comes to keeping critical systems online, there is no comparison to a load balanced system.
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With a robust infrastructure consisting of three servers spread across two Tier 4 data centers, you can rest assured that your business will always remain operational, regardless of the circumstances. Say goodbye to downtime and embrace the peace of mind you deserve with IdP Load Balanced Pro.

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