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Load Balancing is a way to distribute workloads across multiple computing resources. Load Balancing is typically used to improve the reliability of a service through redundancy.
A virtual IP address [VIP] can be created on a load balancing cluster. The VIP can be configured to forward traffic received on specified ports to other IP/Port combinations. Customers will need to specify the traffic to be load balanced, and where traffic should be sent.
When a VIP is created, and the destination services are identified, the load balancer will begin to monitor those destination services for their availability.
If a destination service is unavailable, the load balancer will stop sending traffic to it until the service recovers.
This is a 24x7 service supported by the Network Operations Center (NOC). Escalation is provided through Data Center Operations and the NOC on-call rotation.
This service is appropriate for confidential and most types of restricted data (as defined here).
The load balancing is funded by, and usage limited to, applications supported directly by APM or CoreTech.
ITS provides load balancing services upon request.