Simplified load balancing of your application servers

Distribute traffic among your servers in the cloud to improve uptime of your applications. Scale your applications by easily adding or removing servers, with minimal disruption to your traffic flows. Choose from flexible pricing and deployment options.

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Flexible deployment and pricing

Choose the service features and pricing models best suited for your unique needs and workloads.

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SSL offloading

Terminate SSL traffic and establish plain-text communication to reduce the load on back-end application servers.

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Hassle-free deployment

Easily manage your configuration using the graphical interface or API. Get shared and dedicated load balancer options with flexible pricing.

IBM Bluemix Load
Balancer — now in BETA

Deploy a load balancer in front of your application server farm for improved availability and performance of your applications. Monitor the health of your application servers and protect against individual server failure. Management is easy using the intuitive graphical interface and API. Best of all, pay only for what you use.

IBM Bluemix Load Balancer is currently in limited BETA. Sign up for Beta

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Features

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Pay as you go

Pay only for what you use each month, based on hours of load balancer usage and data processed.

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Offload SSL handshake

SSL offload allows servers to spend their cycles on real application processing.

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Premium Layer-4.

Intelligently distribute end-user data traffic across multiple application servers and enhance your end-user experience. Conducts Layer-4 switching for HTTP, HTTPS and TCP-based applications, with compute support for virtual and bare metal servers.

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Intelligent traffic distribution

Rely on techniques such as round-robin, weighted round-robin and least connections to balance traffic.

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Quickly detect server failures

Routinely monitor your server health to help avoid sending traffic to a down server.

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Advanced traffic management

Achieve session persistence (source IP-based) to suit your application traffic flows or enforce a connection limit per VIP port.

Local load balancer

Get all the load balancer essentials, including round-robin, lowest latency and least connections to balance traffic among two or more servers. Activate and configure in real time/on demand, with little or no downtime — with one flat fee per month.

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Local load balancer – shared
Concurrent connections w/o SSL Offload w/ SSL Offload
250 USD 49.99 USD 99.99
500 USD 99.99 USD 199.99
1,000 USD 199.99 USD 399.99
2,500 USD 499.99 n/a
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* Actual prices may vary depending on your data center location.

Local load balancer – dedicated
Concurrent connections w/ SSL Offload, no high-availabilty w/ SSL Offload w/ high-availabilty
15,000 USD 999.99 USD 1,998.00
150,000 USD 1,999.00 USD 3,998.00
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Features

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Shared or Dedicated option

Use a shared, multi-tenant option, or go with a dedicated appliance, depending on your performance requirements.

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Simple monthly charge

Get monthly pricing based on desired connections per month.

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Premium Layer-4

Intelligently distribute end-user data traffic across multiple application servers and enhance your end-user experience. Conducts Layer-4 switching for HTTP, HTTPS and TCP-based applications, with compute support for virtual and bare metal servers.

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Intelligent traffic distribution

Rely on techniques such as round-robin, weighted round-robin, least connections and shortest response to balance traffic.

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Offload SSL handshake

SSL offload allows servers to spend their cycles on real application processing.

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Quickly detect server failure

Routinely monitor your server health to help avoid sending traffic to down servers.

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Advanced traffic management

Achieve session persistence (cookie-based) to suit your application traffic flows.

Citrix NetScaler appliances

Choose the Citrix NetScaler application delivery controller (load balancer) platform for advanced feature and high-performance needs. May be used for both local and global load balancing.

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Citrix NetScaler VPX
Standard Mbps per month
10 USD 299.00
200 USD 599.00
1,000 USD 1,199.00
Platinum Mbps per month
10 USD 499.00
200 USD 999.00
1,000 USD 1,999.00
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Features

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Comprehensive application delivery controller platform.

Accelerate your application performance with a feature-rich Citrix NetScaler VPX load balancer platform.

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Simple monthly charge

Monthly pricing based on performance and software edition.

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Advanced features

Advanced application delivery controller features such as web application firewall, compression, caching and TCP optimization besides local load balancing.

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Global load balancing

May also be configured for DNS-based load balancing of traffic among multiple sites.