GoGrid, a cloud infrastructure company, today announced the availability of GoGrid’s Dynamic Load Balancer, a cloud-based load-balancing solution that provides an ideal, cost-effective way to design, power, and manage high-availability infrastructure. With this new service, customers can deploy and scale load-balancing services in minutes, allowing them to dynamically scale network services to support essential infrastructure. This highly available solution helps businesses control spending, eases maintenance, and provides the elasticity and on-demand control needed to efficiently manage cloud infrastructure. GoGrid was also in the news a few days back when it provided Cloud for ScaleArc IDB.
“If you’re deploying applications in the cloud, load balancing is an essential requirement,” said Mark Worsey, GoGrid’s CIO and EVP of technology. “During development, our priority was making sure this service is virtualized and programmable like our other compute and storage services. For the past 10 years, GoGrid has pioneered cloud IaaS services that let global businesses dynamically scale their infrastructure on-demand. With our new Dynamic Load Balancer, we bring our cloud computing expertise to this essential network layer.”
Customers can now proactively manage server load across multiple servers (with the option of balancing traffic to other premises) and also prevent server overload during sudden traffic spikes. Traffic distribution can be based on Weighted Round Robin, Weighted Least Connect, or Source Address Hashing algorithms. GoGrid’s management console lets users dynamically edit load balancer configurations including server weights for optimal traffic management and add or remove servers on-the-fly. GoGrid’s self-healing Dynamic Load Balancers are fault tolerant out-of-the-box and constantly monitor the health of customers’ application servers. Unlike other cloud IaaS providers, GoGrid lets users manage all load-balancing functionality programmatically through its API and management console.
GoGrid’s Dynamic Load Balancer was natively architected for the cloud. It takes advantage of the distributed nature of a cloud environment, which can more easily distribute traffic and load. It also doesn’t rely on any proprietary hardware that could become a single point of failure. The Dynamic Load Balancer easily integrates with other GoGrid services, providing a flexible and robust infrastructure-as-a-service environment for customers. For example, customers can construct a tiered environment with Dynamic Load Balancers managing traffic and with Firewalls restricting web servers to traffic only from the Load Balancer. GoGrid develops its products and services in-house, which means the Dynamic Load Balancer will continue to improve and evolve through our agile software development cycle.
Pricing and Availability
GoGrid’s Dynamic Load Balancer will be available on January 30, 2013. Service fees will be calculated on an hourly basis and for outbound traffic through the Load Balancer. You only pay for what you use, and the first Load Balancer is free. For more information on pricing, please visit them here.
GoGrid is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider specializing in Public Cloud and Private Cloud Infrastructure solutions. For more information, please visit: www.GoGrid.com.