Increase Performance and Accelerate Business with Load Balancers by arraynetworks


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									Increase Performance and Accelerate Business with Load Balancers

In today’s hyper competitive fast paced business environment there is high pressure on enterprises to increase
performance and consistency. Here is a look at some of the challenges faced by enterprises.

        Ensure applications remain up and running in the event one or more servers become unavailable
        Seamlessly add servers and scale applications
        Improve server efficiency for greater ROI and better application performance
        Reduce response and transaction times for Websites, applications and cloud services
        Support server load balancing and application availability in public and private cloud environments

The best way to tide over these challenges is to deploy load balancers. Load balancers provide a strategic point of
control for optimizing the availability, security and performance of enterprise applications, IP data services and
data center equipment. Let’s see how. However, before going further let’s first understand the term load
balancing. Load balancing is the concept of distributing traffic efficiently so that individual servers are not
overwhelmed by sudden fluctuations in activity.

A front-end function for application and Web servers, load balancing distributes requests to reduce the burden on
individual servers, ensures persistence for sessions and transactions and maintains sessions in the event that
servers become unavailable. It comes integrated with application performance functions such as SSL offload,
caching, compression, connection multiplexing and traffic management, server load balancing that allow
application services to be fast, available and secure.

Server load balancing is an application performance function that provides scalability and high availability for
applications, Websites and cloud services by monitoring the health of servers, evenly distributing loads across
servers and maintaining session persistence and a seamless user experience in the event that one or more servers
become overburdened or unresponsive.

Thus, with load balancers, enterprises can easily solve their challenges. Here is a look at what enterprises can
achieve with a best of the breed load balancer.

        Clustered load balancing for distributing traffic, performing health checks and maintaining session
         persistence across multiple servers
        Load balancing any number of servers from a single URL and IP address
        Offload SSL and TCP processing for up to 10x greater server efficiency
        Caching, compression and SSL acceleration for up to 5x better application performance
        High-performance virtual load balancing with full feature parity for VMware and Citrix environments

Load balancers leverage parallel multi-core processing to cost-effectively drive industry-leading performance
across a rich server load balancing and application acceleration feature set for unmatched total value of
ownership. Thus from the small enterprise to the large service provider can boost application performance and
speed return-on-investment very easily with the best of breed load balancers.

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