How load balancers are used

VPC load balancers

Application load balancer

Distribute Layer 4 and Layer 7 traffic among multiple server instances.

Network load balancer

Distribute Layer 4 client requests among workload servers.

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Classic load balancers

IBM Cloud Load Balancer

Monitor server health and protect against server failure.

Citrix NetScaler appliances

Gain advanced features and high performance.

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Why IBM Cloud load balancers


IBM Cloud load balancer features

Flexible features and pricing

Choose the features and pricing best suited for your needs.

SSL offloading

Reduce the load on back-end application servers.

Hassle-free deployment

Manage your configuration with the graphical interface or API.

Other IBM Cloud networking products

Network security

Protect your network with firewalls and security groups to better secure both servers and users.

Gateway appliances

Manage physical and virtual networks with network appliances including routers, firewalls and more.

IBM Content Delivery Network

Avoid network traffic jams and decrease latency by keeping data closer to users.

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