What are Load Balancers?
Load balance traffic among your servers to improve uptime and easily scale your applications by adding or removing servers, with minimal disruption to your traffic flows.
Load Balancer features
Flexible features and pricing
Choose the load balancing features and pricing models best suited for your unique needs and workloads.
Terminate SSL traffic and establish plain-text communication to reduce the load on back-end application servers.
Easily manage your configuration using the graphical interface or API. Get shared and dedicated load balancing options with flexible pricing.
Load Balancer benefits
Quickly detect server failures
Routinely monitor your server health to help avoid sending traffic to a down server.
Offload SSL handshake
SSL offload allows servers to spend their cycles on real application processing.
Intelligent traffic distribution
Rely on techniques such as round-robin, weighted round-robin and least connections to balance traffic.
IBM Cloud Load Balancer
Now with elasticity. Management is easy using the intuitive graphical interface and API to monitor the health of your servers and protect against individual server failure.
Local load balancer
Features include round-robin, lowest latency and least connections to balance traffic among two or more servers— with one flat fee per month.
Citrix NetScaler® Appliances
Choose the Citrix NetScaler® application delivery controller (load balancer) platform for advanced feature and high-performance needs.
Find out how to get started with the Load Balancer service.
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Get started on Load Balancer in minutes
Simplify load balancing traffic and easily scale your applications with minimal disruption to your traffic flows.