Server Load Balancing
As the traffic within a company's network or website increases, the strain on data center servers grows. Each request to access applications or information from a server adds to the overall processing capacity that it is able to handle. This increase in user access continues to add up until, ultimately, the server cannot handle any more traffic, and crashes. Organizations can avoid this added server strain and potential data center collapse with a responsive server load balancer.
Contact us today to learn how a Radware server load balancer can help your organization avoid time-consuming and costly server overloads.
Server load balancing is a way for servers to effectively handle high-volume traffic and avoid decreased load times and accessibility problems. By properly and evenly distributing network and web traffic to more than one server, organizations can improve throughput and application response times. Data centers implementing a server load balancing solution utilize a hardware device known as a multi-layer switch to distribute network traffic, while maintaining optimal performance in application delivery.
Availability with Server Load Balancing
In many business IT infrastructures, multiple network paths exist to guide user access to internal and external networks. With server load balancing, users no longer experience network downtime, slow information retrieval, or failed connections. By maintaining alternate routes to destination pages and applications through distributed server requests, server load balancing provides users with guaranteed access to the information. This fail-over system provides a "backup" path in case one server loses functionality. By ensuring application availability over business networks, organizations can gain continued infrastructure support to maintain a high level of performance.
Web Server Load Balancing
When HTTP traffic increases on an organization's website, load balancing helps distribute the flow to the appropriate web servers. Web server load balancing evenly distributes the surplus of traffic flow to multiple servers with a multi-layer switch. The switch intercepts every HTTP request directed at an organization's website, redirecting them to the appropriate server within the data center. Through web server load balancing, web traffic increases are efficiently distributed, resulting in optimized page load times and information delivery.
Radware Server Load Balancing Solutions
When your company or enterprise is looking for a way to maximize server functionality, improve business network performance, and protect your network infrastructure from potential and costly downtime, Radware offers server load balancing solutions to manage your data center traffic. With AppDirector, our intelligent application delivery controller, your organization can bridge the gap between its applications and its network. Along with server load balancing, AppDirector provides a variety of application delivery functions to help increase performance and eliminate disruptions.
For questions or more information about our server load balancing solutions, please contact us and a knowledgeable Radware representative will respond promptly. You can also learn more about other Radware load balancing solutions for your network.