A balanced business
Heavily loaded servers can slow down significantly or even go offline. Load balancing offers a solution. By balancing work loads, users are no longer inconvenienced by heavy loads because – as the term implies – workloads are better distributed over different servers. This leads to considerable speed gains, since traffic is always directed to the least burdened server.
Even the best load balancer can fail on rare occasions. When we use load balancing, we always do so redundantly and with an active-active setup. In the unlikely event that one of the load balancers fails, the end user will not notice a thing. Simple maintenance can also be carried out without causing any problems.
SSL security is indispensable for those who want to make safe use of (web) applications. But with many active users, this can take its toll on a server. A load balancer can take over the encryption and decryption of the underlying servers.
If the load (temporarily) increases, it can be distributed among the different servers and if necessary, an extra server can be added temporarily to cope with the peak in traffic.
Continuity & Performance
How do you prevent downtime? How do you reduce the impact if downtime does occur? How do you get back online as soon as possible and achieve optimal performance? Read more in our white papers (in Dutch).
Denit uses HAProxy to balance loads. This is an open source project and the driving force behind many commercial products.
HaProxy enables us to balance loads in a cost-efficient manner, from layer 3 to 7. We can even do this in scripted form with the help of Ansible. We believe in infrastructure as code.
Our professionals have the knowledge and skills the full range of functionalities from HAProxy.