High Availability - Zero downtime for critical applications.
What can we learn from the recent Facebook outage?
On the 4th October 2021, the social media giant Facebook experienced a global outage, affecting not only Facebook, but Instagram and WhatsApp.
Can you mismatch hardware and virtual appliances for high availability?
What are your options if you still want high availability but can't afford a conventional load balancing solution?
Are the Microsoft apps you depend on dependable enough?!
Here our Lead Technical Author/Architect at Loadbalancer.org, Rob Cooper, explains why you need to load balance your Microsoft Apps, and explains how to do this with Microsoft Exchange Server, Remote Desktop Services, Internet Information Services and Always On VPN.... Hundreds of thousands of businesses around the world rely
Plan for the worst when it comes to critical IT systems...
No IT system is ever designed to fail. But they can - and they do. So how can you protect your critical IT systems and servers, to ensure high availability and guarantee zero downtime? Why do systems fail? In a world where tech is constantly evolving, it’s impossible to
Hold on, printers need load balancing too?
Depending on what you're printing – and which managed print applications you're using – you might not want to throw away that print server after all.
Multi-application or dedicated load balancing – which approach is best?
With a big, powerful and expensive ADC load balancer, there can be a strong temptation to load balance multiple applications – but when uptime is critical, could it become a single point of failure?
How to calculate the true cost of downtime to your organization
Outages result in more than just lost revenue for your organization – but how best to quantify the damage?
Choosing the best option to host across multiple locations or data centers
There are loads of options available for hosting applications across multiple sites or data centers. But how do you pick the best one for your needs?
Ensuring high availability of a Microsoft Exchange environment for a leading cloud provider
Our expertise enabled a leading cloud provider for IT resellers optimize their Microsoft Exchange environment making it highly available for 130,000+ users.
Four overlooked risks in NHS IT systems
Learn why even simple systems, like email, remote access and print management are critical to the success of healthcare settings.
Why use a reverse proxy?
What are the reasons for using a reverse proxy and how does it differ from a load balancer?
What is a load balancer?
What is load balancing? How does it work, and when should you use it? We've got you covered.
Ensuring highly available remote desktop services for Fortune 500 companies
Our expertise enabled an IT services provider to ensure reliability and high availability service for existing and new customers.
Adopting a value-based healthcare (VBHC) approach: load balancing's pivotal role
Value-based care is the new approach to modern healthcare – and interoperability is key to the model's successful adoption.
Black Friday: how load balancers power the world’s biggest eCommerce event
Find out how load balancers help deliver the world's biggest online shopping weekend.
Why zero downtime for print management is critical
Load balancing print servers optimizes performance and guarantees uptime, increasing productivity, and reducing employee frustration.
How Serco maximizes the availability and resilience of its business-critical SAP environment
Our expertise enabled an international service company to ensure reliability and high availability of its business-critical SAP systems.
How an NHS trust keeps critical medical systems up and running at all times
The use of digital imaging within the Healthcare industry is exploding at an unprecedented rate. Find out how we helped an NHS trust achieve zero downtime for its PACS.
How load balancing helps to store and protect petabytes of data
There's a reason we call ourself the experts in the storage industry. Read our blog to know how Loadbalancer.org's expertise with Cloudian HyperStore helped the University of Leicester store and protect massive amount of sensitive research data .
What are the best load balancing methods and algorithms?
Learn more about the the different load balancing methods, techniques and algorithms, and the pros and cons of each.
Printing without pain: How to scale print environments and avoid downtime
Print environments often bring together multiple technologies and applications, which can present challenges. There’s the issue of planned downtime: end-users may need to make manual changes to their network when print services fail, taking servers out of production for maintenance or updates...
Can you load balance multiple applications at the same time?
We seem to get this question quite frequently. So instead of giving the answer to everyone whenever we're asked, we thought it'd be best to write a blog about it. The short answer is yes. You can load balance many different applications and services at once. But do they need
The need for load balancing in medical imaging
Medical information and imaging systems are expected to operate like a luxury automobile. You get in, turn the key, it starts and takes you to where you want to go. It’s not about what’s under the hood or how all the parts work together: it’s about performance.
How to add Cloudflare in front of HAProxy
What is Cloudflare? Cloudflare provides a content delivery network (CDN). A CDN is a worldwide network of servers that delivers web content to clients based on the geographic location of the client. Using the Cloudflare network in front of any website can add extra security and performance. Cloudflare works as
Highly Available NFS based Kerberos KDC aka. Ganesha + GlusterFS + HAProxy.
Load balancing NFS is a real pain — especially when it comes to the locked mounts issue. In this blog I'll explain how to create a highly available NFS server for Kerberos.