4th August 2016

in Load Balancing

I didn’t realise NTP was so important for Medical Imaging Systems like PACS and VNA.

Posted by Aaron West 4th August in Load Balancing

Have you ever looked at the plan for installing a medical imaging system and felt like screaming? I've seen some pretty scary looking network diagrams, sometimes this is because a lot of the kit is running on old standards, but very expensive to replace (think MRI scanners). One of the first things you should do is try and get each member of the team to simplify, simplify, simplify!

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7th July 2016

in Load Balancing

Does your F5 migration need a Jenga consultant?

Posted by Aaron West 7th July in Load Balancing

Look, let’s make this very clear, we love F5, we think they are awesome, the best ADC in the market. But please don’t be surprised when we charge you a fairly large amount for migration consultancy…

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1st July 2016

in Disaster recovery

Disaster recovery is more important than HTTPS SNI support…

Posted by James Bolton 1st July in Disaster recovery

What would you prefer us to work on? Making sure that you get zero downtime, or reducing the amount of manual configuration required? Here at Loadbalancer.org we've been working hard (i.e. drinking lots of coffee) and we are very relieved to announce, that v8.2.1, is now available - finally.

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1st July 2016

in Disaster recovery

Seamless Load Balancer Recovery – as easy as 1, 2, 3

Posted by Rob Cooper 1st July in Disaster recovery

So, you've configured two loadbalancer.org appliances as a clustered pair for high availability, the pair has been working fine but then one day you receive an email alert that one of the pair has failed for some reason, for example a disk failure. The remaining unit continues to provide load balanced services without issue, but now you want to repair the failed unit and re-create the clustered pair without any disruption to running services.

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9th June 2016

in Business

Loadbalancer.org celebrates 10 year partnership with VMware

Posted by Jake Borman 9th June in Business

Was it really a whole decade ago when we embarked on this scary new venture into the unknown abyss that was virtualization? How things have changed now that we've reached the day of the hoverboard.

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23rd May 2016

in Loadbalancer.org

Thank you to all who visited us at IP EXPO Manchester 2016

Posted by Jake Borman 23rd May in Loadbalancer.org

It's usually our UK Sales Manager, Richard Halcrow, who gets tasked with writing the post trade show blog post, but seeing as he's been on a cruise around Iceland for the last couple of weeks I thought I'd give it a go.

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11th May 2016

in AWS and Azure

Integrating your load balancer with auto scaling groups in EC2 (Amazon AWS)

Posted by Ben Cabot 11th May in AWS and Azure

Amazon's auto scaling feature is a great tool to ensure that you always meet your desired server capacity. This helps you keep up with the demand from your users while keeping costs down. Amazon's ELB ties in well with auto scaling groups automatically load balancing servers that have been brought up as the result of an auto scaling action. However some people require more from their load balancer than ELB can provide.

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