We recently read, with great interest, an article in CIO entitled How load balancing is playing a bigger role in tech transitions. John Moore takes a real-world IT DR scenario, discussing traditional load balancers and today’s more sophisticated Application Delivery Controllers and how they are helping organizations implement disaster recovery strategies or generally increase application availability.
One of the reasons he cites in his article – implementing a disaster recovery failover solution without having to update IP addresses – is exactly why we developed our Cloud Load Balancer and Network Failover features. Like a router in the cloud, Total Uptime can send traffic around the globe from datacenter to datacenter with minimal impact to your users, including a DNS change.
The article is certainly worth a read, and if you like the ideas presented for redirecting traffic in the event of disaster, we encourage you to take a no-obligation spin of our Cloud Load Balancing solution.
After unabashedly extolling the virtues of redundancy in a recent article , you may be wondering why we would follow up with another post questioning whether sometimes too much (redundancy) was just too much. Credit fellow staffers for the suggestion that we revisit the issue. The problem was clearly a part of our initial research, and it deserves […]
Controlling traffic is a key facet of internet management. Sometimes primary connections will go down. Or too much traffic may cause congested links or overwhelmed devices to become unusable. We wrote about the implementation of load balancing in the cloud in a 2017 blog post. When people think of load balancing, they usually think about traffic that […]
A common inquiry we receive is whether or not any of our solutions have the capability to automate switching inbound traffic between common office WAN Internet connections, such as DSL, Cable and T1 lines. The quick answer is “absolutely!” Total Uptime Failover solutions are perfect for automatically failing inbound traffic over these types of WAN […]