Performance - Keeping applications high-performing by facilitating the secure transfer of large amounts of data
What transceiver do I need for my load balancer?
Transceivers are known by many names: combination transmitters/receivers, optical transceivers, optics, fiber optic transceivers, Gigabit Interface Converters (GBICS), 'that bit you plug into your fiber port'.
What's the point of load balancing?
Load balancing? Say what?! Got 2 mins to get your head around the concept? Your time starts....now!
Application Acceleration — and why you DON'T need it
As you know, we get excited about solutions, not semantics, so I'm going to go against the grain here and say 'Application Acceleration' is one of those buzzwords that's about as useful as all that designer water that's out there these days.
When should you get a hardware replacement? After 3, 5, or 17 years...?
The topic of hardware replacement, trade-in, and upgrade options is rife with opinions, bad habits, and rules of thumb. It gets even more complicated when you consider how your choices are affected by your vendor's randomly changing end-of-life policies.
Achieving unrivaled performance with media and video streaming on demand
For the uninitiated, layer 4 DR mode is a high performance load balancing method available on our appliances. It works by having all response traffic flow from the servers straight back to the clients.
The importance of adding a load balancer to your test environments
Hands up here who is guilty of making that “simple” code change in a production environment, only to find it has broken some other functionality?
Are you crazy to buy a hardware load balancer?
There’s no doubt that the software adoption trend for load balancers is increasing - and the likelihood is that this will continue. After all, it makes sense right?
The customer asks, we deliver: “where are your reports...?''
I should really say that not every request of this type can be turned around on the same day - but we do try!
Why use Professional Services?
Why on earth would I want to use Professional Services when I can use Support instead? Here we outline the differences and when you'd want to engage them.
Why won't NFSv3 just die already?
I ran into a problem recently where a customer was working to load balance NFS to their scale-out NAS product, they were saying that it mounted fine but “showmount -e” just wouldn’t work properly from their Linux client.
Digital pathology: five ways to ensure fast and successful adoption
There's an urgent need to digitize pathology services globally – and, in the UK in particular, the introduction of new digital pathology methods is considered a priority.
Why use a reverse proxy?
For businesses struggling with web congestion due to heavy usage, using a reverse proxy is the right solution.
What is a load balancer?
Hidden in data centers around the world, there are millions of load balancers that keep businesses and their applications fully functional 24/7 – making sure users enjoy a seamless and uninterrupted high-quality experience at every single click.
Partnering with Konica Minolta to support workplaces of the future
Loadbalancer.org helps Konica Minolta optimize its print management solutions and improve end-user experience.
Making the most of Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB): If you’ve got it, use it
Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) enables you to distribute internet or corporate network traffic across servers in multiple locations, anywhere in the world. But why – and when – should you use it?
Black Friday: how load balancers power the world’s biggest eCommerce event
With more and more transactions taking place online, retailers have come under increasing pressure to ensure consistent and reliable online transactions to a growing number of shoppers.
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 Scomis improves the scalability and performance of its Hosted Application Service
A specialist IT services provider in the education market, Scomis provides hosted application services for over 600 primary and secondary schools across 19 local authority areas.
How load balancers optimize PACS performance in radiology
One of the most clinically-significant healthcare innovations of the last few decades, PACS has changed the architecture of the modern radiology department for good.
How this IT solutions provider delivered a stable, scalable cloud-based platform
Find out how we helped Fluid Networks deliver easy access and scalability.
Layer 4 vs Layer 7 load balancing - we still love DSR, but…
Direct server return, direct routing - no matter what you call it, using DSR maximises the throughput of return traffic and allows for near endless scalability. Here's why we still love it.
FHIR: the key to unlocking interoperability in EHR?
What is FHIR? What makes it the hottest topic of discussion in healthcare IT? How does the future of healthcare look like with this new standard in place? Let us tell you in our latest blog!
Why Netflix, Amazon, YouTube and PlayStation reducing their traffic won’t save the Internet
Netflix, YouTube, Amazon, Disney and Apple recently began streaming content at lower bit rates - but is it actually improving performance or just good PR?
15 years later, we still love DSR
For the uninitiated, Direct Server Return is a clever trick which entails directly routing packets to the chosen real server.
Load balancing your load balancers for endless scalability
The plan is to use an inexpensive pair of load balancers - using Layer 4 DR mode for maximum throughput and transparency - to load balance some more mid to high-end load balancers. This enables us to handle the SSL offload at a much more affordable price than simply buying a big box.