What Is Load Balancing — And Do I Need It?

Unless your job encompasses application availability or delivery, you may not be aware of what load balancing is, what it does, or whether it is even a necessary component. As to the last part of that statement, the answer is simple:  It is absolutely necessary. In today’s demanding online world, load balancing helps to ensure […]

Hardware Application Delivery Controllers are Dead

There’s a big migration going on – people are moving away from hardware. Oh, hardware has its place. Some companies still like something they can touch, installing and upgrading and surveilling and maintaining it throughout their local data center. But for many managers, moving their IT workloads to a virtualized cloud environment seems to be […]

Internet Load Balancing and Failover for Multiple ISP Links

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 […]

HTTP/2 Makes the Internet Faster

If you have ever worked on a farm or have done construction, you probably got used to carrying things. And you might have heard your supervisor say at some point, “Get it all in one trip if you can.” That’s the idea behind HTTP/2. Earlier versions of HTTP required multiple TCP streams to transfer the […]

Hybrid Cloud. Hybrid IT. Hybrid Availability.

There is a lot of talk about hybrid these days when it comes to IT.  For the past five years or so, the Hybrid Cloud has been a hot topic as organizations are now open to hosting their digital services and data beyond the walls of the datacenter perimeter.  Recently, the new approach of managing […]

Load Balancing Moves to the Cloud

Everyone in the IT business has heard of load balancing, but many don’t know much about it. Even technology professionals who are familiar with the concept may know little about how it works. A brief introduction to the subject of load balancing and its development will help to round out our IT education. Why Load […]

The Coming Revolution of Software Defined Networking

Roughly, a decade ago, VMware released their ESX virtual hosting platform that literally changed the datacenter, as we know it.  It came at a time when datacenters were inundated with server sprawl as every new application request resulted in the purchase, racking and configuration of a new server.   The arduous hardware purchasing process for servers […]

Why You Need Cloud Based Layer 7 Load Balancing Today

Keeping up with the pace of ever the changing world of IT today is a challenge.  It can be like trying to drink from a fire hydrant.  You can drown in the overwhelming constant barrage of information and technological advancement.  For that reason, it is not unusual for today’s IT managers to be unfamiliar with […]

8 uses for Cloud Load Balancing or Failover

As we talk to people during the week, we periodically make suggestions for using Cloud Load Balancing or Failover that are often met with surprise, such as “Oh, I didn’t know it could be used for that”. So we thought it might be helpful to compile a list of 8 potential uses. Of course, it […]

Load Balancing and Failover Between AWS Regions

Yes! It really is possible to distribute traffic between regions on AWS EC2. But only with Total Uptime’s Cloud Load Balancer. We frequently receive inquiries from organizations who use Amazon EC2 for compute, but want a more robust load balancer that can distribute or fail over traffic between different regions, not just availability zones.  Amazon […]