I present an outline of a segmented front end that avoids the limitations of the traditional load balancer designs. It allow horizontal scaling of for multi-10Gb ISP service, resiliency, redundancy at a fraction of the cost of conventional design.
This blog post from Cloudflare should mean the end of big Internet pipes in Enterprise Data Centre with massive reductions in load balancers, IDS units and web servers.
Network engineers should know by now that hardware load balancers are not a long term career option. In addition to virtual appliances and Open vSwitch (included in VMware NSX) replacing them, there are a number of application load balancers like HAProxy that make them obsolete. Here is Twilio taking about their implementation: This is the […]
A detailed look at configuring a Cisco ACE module to do load balancing on a stick. This time with basic configuration for dual VIPs and dual NATs.
A detailed look at configuring a Cisco ACE module to do load balancing on a stick. This time with basic configuration for a single VIP.