Born in the early 90s, the Load Balancing feature has been known and widely used in transmission activities of digital businesses. With the explosion of e-commerce, the requirements for system availability, load capacity with huge traffic, and automation of business activities and processes are increasing rapidly. Therefore, Load Balancing technology is becoming “hype” than ever.
Load Balancing - What is Load Balancing?
Load balancing is simply defined as a method of distributing traffic across different servers. Traffic and volume of traffic from users will be distributed in a controlled manner to all servers in the system in a reasonable way, not just stopping at a single server.
The traffic volume will be effectively distributed among the servers to increase the responsiveness of the website system and enterprise applications to the highest level. The load balancing feature can do this because it stands between the user’s access devices and the backend servers, receiving the queries to the system and distributing them to the servers currently in use. capable of carrying the load and meeting the requirements of those queries.
Load balancing is divided into 2 modes - 2 completely different ways of operating. Includes Hardware Load Balancing and Software Load Balancing:
Hardware Load Balancing: Hardware load balancing technology was born in the 90s of the last century. They are computer hardware devices that run on closed-source software, specifically built to run on custom processors. With more and more traffic, the number of load balancers must increase proportionally to be able to meet the service needs of customers.
Software Load Balancing: A cost-effective solution that delivers optimal operating performance for businesses. We just need to install load balancing software into our door system, and still can ensure the amount of traffic that the system can bear while not having to spend a huge amount of money on the use and operation of the systems. physical load balancer.
Importance of load balancing to enterprise transmission problems
The Load Balancing tool’s server management and query navigation is just the tip of the iceberg. Below, let’s take a look at the top and most important benefits of load balancing, especially why it’s being used by leading enterprises on a global scale.
1. Automate easily
Load Balancing tool in action will allow businesses to identify traffic bottlenecks in advance with its analysis and reporting tools. Load balancing provides detailed information about your systems, websites, and applications almost instantly when you need them, which greatly influences your business decisions. These are the most important foundations for building an effective automation process for business activities.
2. Seamless handling of traffic spikes on the system
When the enterprise’s services are operating, the workload is too large, which will lead to the case of single servers being overloaded by sudden traffic. But when the Load Balancing feature appears, the system will automatically direct access to the available and stable servers in the system, thereby ensuring the availability for the service of the business on the Internet. the fastest cloud platform. Even in times of constant traffic, business processes and operations can continue to run without any disruption.
3. Scalability and easy development
When there is an unusual spike in traffic on the system and negatively affects the performance of the root machine, Load Balancing can provide additional virtual servers to the system to be able to withstand the load. Post access skyrocketed. That is, when there is a large amount of access to the website and application system of the enterprise, thanks to the load balancer, we can immediately expand the server system to be able to respond to the access request,
With the support of the Load Balancing system, increased traffic will be seamlessly distributed between the new servers and web application versions of the system, increasing the load capacity of the entire system. set of systems and bring the stable operation to the business
How Load Balancing deals with force majeure situations
In the event of force majeure situations, such as when a geographical area is affected by natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, etc. operation of the server system. The load balancer will immediately direct traffic at that location to servers in the surrounding area (without being affected by the situation) to ensure the availability of services of an operating business.
In addition, when a load balancing system is built using certain load balancing algorithms, the system will be able to identify and predict in advance which particular single servers or groups of servers are likely to get overloaded more quickly than usual when there is a spike in traffic. In this case, the load balancing feature on the system will automatically direct traffic to the server-connected networks in the system that it considers “stronger”, built and fully equipped. more to be able to handle this spike in traffic
VNIS Smart Load Balancing with AI machine learning technology
To be able to operate the system smoothly and maintain the professional service level of your business, it is extremely important to invest in a Load Balancing system. Load balancing is the key to the responsiveness and availability of your system when your customers need you most, ensuring that none of your potential customers leave your website. enterprise application ecosystem with dissatisfaction when services and utilities take too long to respond.
At VNIS (VNETWORK Internet Security), the load balancing feature is built by us with the application of AI technology - Automatic Machine Learning. There is no transmission service provider on the market that can guarantee 100% uptime and the highest performance on their system. But with VNIS’s AI Load Balancing feature, the system is trained by machine learning. Can accurately measure and evaluate the operating performance of the servers in the system. From there, decide on traffic distribution or availability issues that the system predicts
On the VNIS Platform, right after Power-Ups users by activating the Multi CDN system, AI load balancing will be activated automatically. Our database-driven decision-making system continuously measures the performance of CDNs globally for the most accurate load balancing decisions. Maximize website availability by automatically switching between different CDN systems to ensure optimal system uptime. As soon as force majeure emergencies occur, users can easily direct traffic to a specific area with just a few clicks.
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