Load Balancing

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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4th August 2016

in Load Balancing

I didn’t realise NTP was so important for Medical Imaging Systems like PACS and VNA

Posted by Aaron West 4th August in Load Balancing

Have you ever looked at the plan for installing a medical imaging system and felt like screaming? I've seen some pretty scary looking network diagrams, sometimes this is because a lot of the kit is running on old standards, but very expensive to replace (think MRI scanners). One of the first things you should do is try and get each member of the team to simplify, simplify, simplify!

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7th July 2016

in Load Balancing

Does your F5 migration need a Jenga consultant?

Posted by Aaron West 7th July in Load Balancing

Look, let’s make this very clear, we love F5, we think they are awesome, the best ADC in the market. But please don’t be surprised when we charge you a fairly large amount for migration consultancy…

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9th March 2016

in AWS and Azure

Load balancing Microsoft Remote Desktop Services in AWS

Posted by Rob Cooper 9th March in AWS and Azure

We have an increasing number of customers who are using our Enterprise AWS load balancer appliance for load balancing remote desktop services in the AWS cloud.

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5th February 2016

in Linux

Supporting two default gateways on your Loadbalancer with PBR(Policy Based Routing)

Posted by Aaron West 5th February in Linux

Occasionally we get asked questions about supporting multiple default gateways. Customers may have our appliance in two networks, each with it’s own gateway to the internet. Alternatively it may just be a big complex network with multiple routing paths and stateful devices which are fussy about seeing the whole connection so things get dropped.

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17th September 2015

in Load Balancing

How should you compare load balancers?

Posted by Malcolm Turnbull 17th September in Load Balancing

If you are searching on Google for load balancer comparisons - like I just did... you will come across some blatant sales pitches from various vendors. I myself have been guilty of writing a blog entry or two in the past that may have exaggerated the benefits of Loadbalancer.org over Kemp Technologies :-). For the record I think they are a great company and our only serious competitor at this end of the market place. Anyway back to the point, How do you compare load balancer vendors and products?

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