Link Load Balancing
To increase scalability and availability of network applications, link load balancing evenly distributes work between a group of computers (clusters) to improve throughput and application response times, resulting in efficient resource utilization. Through the implementation of a hardware device (referred to as a multilayer switch), link load balancing will lead to improved application delivery over IP networks. Dedicated to accelerating the performance of network applications, enabling local and global server availability, and strengthening the application security and infrastructure scalability, link load balancing will result in increased productivity and ultimately, a higher return on investment (ROI).
The employment of a link load balancing solution can result in a variety of system improvements that encourage the advancement of business-smart-networking. By improving the infrastructure and back-end operations and aligning them with front end application requirements, wide area network (WAN) load balancing can eliminate surges in traffic, server bottlenecks, connectivity disconnections and server downtime.
WAN Load Balancing for Bandwidth Efficiency
Integrating network load balancing can mean improved system functionality for greater scalability and redundancy. Additionally, link load balancing improves network performance optimization and bandwidth management by utilizing available WAN bandwidth through traffic-routing and shaping, thus improving application performance and delivery.
Many link load balancing solutions allow administrators control over bandwidth consumption and application prioritization, ensuring that the most business and mission-critical applications receive the bandwidth they need to run smoothly. Quality of Service, known as QoS (the ability to control the use of resources and run critical applications simultaneously) has improved link load balancing configurations to ensure that bandwidth is shared and distributed in a responsible and intelligent way
Link Load Balancing: Failover & Link Redundancy Solutions
When companies are using redundant links for communication, failover solutions can be implemented to avoid disrupted service when one of the links fails. A failover arrangement helps ensure consistent communication by switching traffic to a secondary link when the primary link is unavailable for service. For uninterrupted service and increased bandwidth, link load balancing enables the simultaneous use of all links by managing and redirecting traffic based on availability. Implementing a link load balancing solution allows packets of information to pass along any of the "live" links while also managing traffic by distributing it between all paths, reducing bottlenecks and congestion.
Network/WAN Load Balancing Products
To address the needs of companies looking to optimize network performance, Radware offers multiple link and WAN load balancing devices designed to easily integrate into existing systems and allow for immediate improvements in bandwidth efficiency. In addition to standards in Quos, Radware link loading balancing products also employ multiple functionalities to further optimize your server. Direct Denial of Service (DDoS), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), and global redirection are just a few of the added benefits of our products.
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