Load balancing is the action of taking front-end requests and distributing these across a pool of back-end servers for processing based on a series of rules. This can be extremely useful to you as a business as a load balancer allows you to provide an highly available and resilient front end system to your consumers. By having a loadbalancer watching over your compute instances, you can ensure that the load is spread evenly between them, eliminating the strains of high traffic, such as unexpected peaks in lag or potential downtime.
The load balancer service encapsulates the complexity of implementing a typical load balancing solution into an easy to use cloud based service that natively provides a multi-tenanted, highly scalable, and programmable alternative.
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