AWS and Azure

5th March 2017

in AWS and Azure

Vendor lock-in sucks – How do I leave my cloud software provider?

Posted by Malcolm Turnbull 5th March in AWS and Azure

Loadbalancer.org - Vendor lock-in sucks – How do I leave my cloud software provider
As a business owner - I love being able to rent software solutions in the cloud. It's flexible, fast to deploy and evaluate, easy to scale, no large up-front capital investment... But what happens when you want to leave? What happens if ... the provider doubles the price? Halves the performance? Goes bust?
Have you realised just how much freedom you have lost by not having a perpetual licence?

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2nd March 2017

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IAM what I am

Posted by Dave Saunders 2nd March in AWS and Azure

Amazon is a fantastic company and one of the pioneers of cloud computing, forging the path which many vendors have followed. They have recently rectified something has long been a bugbear of mine - the ability to retrospectively add an IAM role to a running instance in AWS. For several years, if an instance was launched in AWS and during the initial configuration an IAM role was not defined, the only option available was to stop/terminate the instance and launch another, however, this has now changed!

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28th September 2016

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Transparent HAProxy in Azure using TProxy

Posted by Ben Cabot 28th September in AWS and Azure

We all know that the built-in Azure load balancer is perfectly functional, but sometimes you need a proper load balancer. HAProxy is an excellent choice if you need layer 7 functionality, but its a full reverse-proxy, so the application thinks that all of the traffic is coming from HAProxys IP - rather than the clients. So what can you do if the load balanced application needs to know the real clients IP address in Azure?

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11th May 2016

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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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6th May 2016

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Cloud Expo Europe 2016

Posted by Richard Halcrow 6th May in AWS and Azure

Thank you to all who stopped by our stand at Cloud Expo Europe. We love getting out of the office and meeting new and existing customers.

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9th March 2016

in AWS and Azure

Load balancing Microsoft Remote Desktop Services in AWS

Posted by Rob Cooper 9th March in AWS and Azure

We have an increasing number of customers who are using our Enterprise AWS load balancer appliance for load balancing remote desktop services in the AWS cloud.

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12th September 2015

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Cloud based GSLB made simple with concierge service from Loadbalancer.org

Posted by Theo Harvey 12th September in AWS and Azure

Anyone who has been watching Loadbalancer.org over the last few years will have noticed the things that we don't like :-). We've made it pretty clear that we don't like load balancing firewalls and we've also been pretty reluctant to turn our load balancers into a GSLB. Why? Because putting PowerDNS on a load balancer is a daft thing to do, that’s why.

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