Use of redundant servers has long been a solution for meeting sudden spikes in demand, machine failures, and outages. Cloud services greatly reduce the cost and hassle of provisioning redundant equipment and load balancers and give you the ability to deal with separate network, application, and client-side loads. But today there are many options to consider, and you have to determine which cloud service (or services) will meet your company’s unique needs.
With this ebook, author Derek DeJonghe from RightBrain Networks delivers a practical guide to load balancing services in the cloud. In this dynamic environment, where machines are frequently provisioned and decommissioned to meet user demand, you need a load balancer that can intelligently distribute traffic. This ebook walks you through the several options, including the use of the NGINX software load balancer.
Learn how load balancing capabilities have evolved in just the past few years
Explore the features, portability, and scaling capacity of the NGINX software load balancer
Learn solutions for automating load balancing over autoscaling applications
Understand the advantages of using AWS’s Network Load Balancer with NGINX
Learn ways to monitor the AWS Network Load Balancer as well as NGINX and NGINX Plus deployments
Use common practices for scaling and securing your application through infrastructure management practices and the NGINX Controller