Load Balancing Router Benefits

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					With the increasing importance of the need to remain connected to the information
highway constantly, there is a need for appliances and solutions that distribute traffic
efficiently. When that happens, traffic flow improves and bottlenecks caused by a
single connection are removed. In case one connection fails, remaining connections
will be utilized so that internet continuity is ensured. This is load balancing.
  On a network, it does not take long for traffic to build up and lead to congestion.
Applications like VoIP can choke your bandwidth capacity. When data packets queue
up, there could be slowing down of traffic and data loss. Through load balancing
applications, multiple connections are grouped instead of using a single connection.
This increases bandwidth tremendously. When traffic is shared among different
internet connections, the chances of congestion are reduced. The end user does not
have to suffer unnecessary delays. Load balancing also helps to ensure that data
packets are not delivered out of order. Computers also have the ability to connect to
various internet access technologies. Load balancing is achieved through load
balancing routers.
  There are two kinds of load balancing. 1. Outbound load balancing
  2. Inbound load balancing
  Outbound load balancing has several benefits. Some of its most obvious advantages
include: improved bandwidth efficiency
  1. Almost uninterrupted uptime
  2. Ability to use different internet technologies
  3. Flexible load balancing options may be implemented
  Inbound load balancing is designed for networks that operate and provide services
like web hosting, email servers or other networking application that fulfills the
incoming request of various computers.
  For inbound load balancing to work, data requests from external users who require
data from the network must be managed. To achieve this, data distribution over
multiple internet connections takes place, instead of over a single connection. If a
single connection is used, requests choke up the network and congestion occurs.
  Why is load balancing important? Well, for many internet users, reliable internet
service is literally worth its weight in gold. By avoiding downtime, they gain a
competitive advantage just as experiencing downtime can make them incur huge
financial loss. In this day and age, forward thinking business people realize the
importance of redundant internet access. By leveraging on the power of load
balancing, they can enjoy elevated bandwidth.
  load balancing router is much faster convergence since there are multiple routes in
the routing table with the same prefix, in actual fact the convergence time in testing
has been shown to be essentially instant.

				
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