20th April 2017

in Load Balancing

What exactly is a Reverse Proxy?

Posted by Aaron West 20th April in Load Balancing

"I don't think we can use your load balancer, because its not a reverse proxy...", said the slightly confused re-seller.

Which got me thinking, maybe I should write a blog about the difference between a Reverse Proxy Server and a Forward Proxy Server?

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7th April 2017

in Business

Great products don’t need to be sold

Posted by James Loveday 7th April in Business

Many people I talk to (my wife included), don’t find technology products particularly sexy. It's a valid opinion, but they are missing the point. They are beautiful not only in their design but the problems which they solve. From the birth of the Web to the Hyperloop, necessity is the mother of invention.

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5th April 2017

in Business

Voice Activated Load Balancing? Could it actually work

Posted by Ben Cabot 5th April in Business

We'd heard the marketing team had come up with an idea for an April fools joke of releasing a product called Enterprise VAL, the voice activated load balancer. We liked the idea but thought wouldn't it be cool if it actually worked? So we built it.

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31st March 2017

in Business

Did you fall for our April Fool?

Posted by Malcolm Turnbull 31st March in Business

After the recent introduction of Enterprise Ultra to our hardware family, plus the recent software update 8.2.4. We are pleased to finally announce our new Voice Activated Load Balancer - Enterprise VAL.

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17th March 2017

in Business

“Business Development” is not a sales pitch – it’s a process

Posted by Daniel Leng 17th March in Business

One of the pains in the modern business environment is the overuse of the phrase “Business Development”. In most cases, this simply means a sales guy who is determined to sell you something that you don’t really need. Whether it’s that extra option, the extended warranty, the upsell or whatever. Once you are talking to someone who has that job title, you already know what’s coming.

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5th March 2017

in AWS

Vendor lock-in sucks – How do I leave my cloud software provider?

Posted by Malcolm Turnbull 5th March in AWS

Loadbalancer.org - Vendor lock-in sucks – How do I leave my cloud software provider
As a business owner - I love being able to rent software solutions in the cloud. It's flexible, fast to deploy and evaluate, easy to scale, no large up-front capital investment... But what happens when you want to leave? What happens if ... the provider doubles the price? Halves the performance? Goes bust?
Have you realised just how much freedom you have lost by not having a perpetual licence?

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2nd March 2017

in AWS

IAM what I am

Posted by Dave Saunders 2nd March in AWS

Amazon is a fantastic company and one of the pioneers of cloud computing, forging the path which many vendors have followed. They have recently rectified something has long been a bugbear of mine - the ability to retrospectively add an IAM role to a running instance in AWS. For several years, if an instance was launched in AWS and during the initial configuration an IAM role was not defined, the only option available was to stop/terminate the instance and launch another, however, this has now changed!

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