12th January 2017

in Business

Loadbalancer.org Support – its not just a career, it’s a lifestyle choice

Posted by Dave Saunders 12th January in Business

One of the things we are regularly told at Loadbalancer.org is that our support is "really awesome", "fast, efficient and very professional" "first class" etc. Personally, I don't like 'Rah Rah Rah, look at us!' type blog posts; but occasionally, promoting our strong points and the areas we excel at is something we should all do. When customers are saying we’re awesome, it’s not so much boasting, we’re just sharing the good news.

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11th January 2017

in Business

Loadbalancer.org must’ve been well behaved in 2016

Posted by Jake Borman 11th January in Business

Loadbalancer.org must've been well behaved in 2016. Or at least that's the opinion of the hard working elves down at HAProxy Technologies. Our good friends across the channel very kindly sent us a Christmas gift, in the form of their ALOHA Pocket load balancer...

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13th December 2016

in SSL

Loadbalancer.org with Let’s Encrypt, quick and dirty!

Posted by Aaron West 13th December in SSL

Let’s Encrypt offers us a free way to get SSL certs with the aim to be less complex than our current solutions, hmm... Well that sounds pretty cool! I had known about Let’s Encrypt for a while now but never had the need to take the plunge until this weekend.

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5th December 2016

in High Availability

GSLB – Why Global Server Load Balancers Don’t Always Suck? (Polaris-GSLB) Part 2

Posted by Aaron West 5th December in High Availability

In part one we were introduced to Polaris-GSLB which is a cool little open source GSLB solution, we went through a simple use case scenario and discussed the features it supports. In part two of this Blog I’m going to show you how to build Polaris-GSLB on CentOS 7.

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15th November 2016

in High Availability

GSLB – Why Global Server Load Balancers Don’t Always Suck? (Polaris-GSLB)

Posted by Aaron West 15th November in High Availability

There is a lovely open source project on GitHub called Polaris-GSLB, you can find out more about it here : https://github.com/polaris-gslb/polaris-gslb/wiki/Overview It allows us to perform health checks to test availability, define topologies to serve up local results for local clients and perform load balancing of up to 32 endpoints!

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8th November 2016

in Business

Loadbalancer.org is the best company to work for! Fact

Posted by Richard Halcrow 8th November in Business

Loadbalancer.org had been nominated for the award "The best company to work for". Sadly we didn't win but we were definitely the best dressed. Check out photo's from the event and our summary of IPExpo Europe.

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19th October 2016

in Security

Blocking Japan with ModSecurity and Maxmind Lite

Posted by Theo Harvey 19th October in Security

Accessibility is the magic word for todays blog. If you’re lucky enough to run a website, then the whole world has access to it by default!
Now lets imagine that the website you’re running is targeted for a geographically specific customer base such as the USA. You get up one morning and decide to take a look at your web analytic reports, and find that Japan is where the second largest volume of traffic is coming from. At which point, you might start thinking about restricting traffic from specific countries that would only waste bandwidth on your server.

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