Rackspace Launches Cloud-Based Load Balancing As a Service
Rackspace Hosting is launching load-balancers-as a-service to help cloud customers operate more efficiently. The Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers let businesses seamlessly integrate Rackspace Cloud Servers or Rackspace dedicated servers to ensure mission-critical performance.
Rackspace Hosting is making cloud-based load balancers available as a simple subscription service to help customers operate more efficiently.
The Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers let businesses seamlessly integrate Rackspace Cloud Servers or Rackspace dedicated servers to more easily scale mission-critical apps or build high availability configurations.
Rackspace makes using the load balancer easy, as it is available and configurable using the company’s online control panel. To create / add a load balancer, the users can name the servers they want to load balance, along with the protocol, virtual IP type, algorithm, port, algorithm and related information.
The Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers automatically distributes workloads across multiple Rackspace cloud servers, which reduce response time and avoid overloading servers, according to Josh Odom, product line leader of platform for the Rackspace Cloud.
“Load balancing is a fundamental component for companies that host applications in the cloud. Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers provide businesses with a simple, yet feature-rich, tool to scale applications and increase overall reliability,” Odom said in a statement.
Rackspace customers can set up a load balancer in minutes to effectively ensure their cloud-reliant applications stay reliable, he added.
- Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers offer key features, including
- Static IP addresses
- Built-in high availability
- Multiple protocols and algorithms
- API & control panel access
- Session persistence
Under the hood, the Rackspace Cloud Load Balancer is powered by Zeus Technology, Odom added.
One early adopter noted the benefits of Rackspace’s latest offering. Rob Volk, Chief Technology Officer of Live Smart Solutions, said his company’s sites get about a million hits a day, so load balancing is necessary to give the business up and running.“The load balancers are definitely handling a lot—we’ve had no problems, and they’re scaling beyond what we can imagine,” he said in a statement.
Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers are available now as a service, with no upfront fees and pay-as-you-go pricing.