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Delayed access times or even complete failures of web applications and online services are unacceptable in a professional environment. Multiple redundant server systems and data centers provide a remedy to such problems. Without a smart distribution of access, however, even such concepts are of little help.
No company today can afford to have its own mail servers or other online services slowed to a crawl. Delays slow down productivity and cause resentment among employees. Even more critical are performance and stability issues in services for end users as the competitor is always just a few clicks away in online business.
Redundant server structures require smart management
For this reason, companies usually distribute their services over several server or data center instances, which should ensure reliability and performance. A redundant server network alone, however, does not solve any performance problems if there is no traffic balancing. In the worst case, individual systems will then repeatedly reach their capacity limits, while others run in idle mode.
A modern load balancing solution is needed to ensure that the management of requests is reliable, flexible, and scalable without delays. This is where the Myra Multi Site Load Balancer comes in.
Cloud-supported load balancing in real time
The cloud solution automatically balances the distribution of web traffic on company server systems and data centers in real time. In the event of technical failures, Myra Site Failover also ensures that traffic is forwarded to functioning servers. Alternatively, companies can also store static websites for emergencies, which can be used as a failsafe in case of need. IP anycast as well as globally distributed load balancing ensure the establishment of constantly high-performance connections.
For upstream distribution, various standard procedures are available for load balancing, such as round-robin (an even distribution of requests), IP hash (always forwarding a client IP to the same upstream server), or least connection (forwarding to servers with the fewest connections).
Flexibly configurable for complex load balancing
Myra also supports the use of complex load balancing plans from Citrix/Cedexis, Conviva, and the like. The solution is also suitable for load balancing on the server level with any number of upstreams, as well as for data center load balancing, where data streams are distributed across a variety of servers across multiple data centers.
Facts and figures: Myra Multi Site Load Balancer
- Flexible load-balancing plans: Work with your own, complex, and external load-balancing plans
- Worldwide scalability: Globally scalable load balancing with no extra IT investment
- In-/cross-data center solution: Available as an in-data center and cross-data center solution
- Greater reliability: Increased reliability through automatic detection of offline servers
- Dynamic and static: Regardless of the type of your content: Dynamic and static
- Fast connection establishment: Fast connection establishment thanks to IP anycast and globally distributed load balancing
- Real-time monitoring: Real-time monitoring and control via your own dashboard
The Myra Multi Site Load Balancer provides ideal load balancing across any number of backend servers, lowering response times to keep websites and applications running at peak performance. Thanks to its cloud-based design, implementation of the solution is quick and easy, with no additional hardware or software required.