Last updated 17th January 2018
The new OVH Load Balancer is a reliable service, with versatile configurations. You just need to configure your products with the OVH Load Balancer, and we’ll take care of the rest.
Find out more about the brand-new OVH Load Balancer solution.
- No specific requirements.
This new solution is based on robust open-source solutions: HAProxy for TCP traffic, and Nginx for UDP traffic.
There are no limits to what you can do! The new OVH Load Balancer solution can be used to work with a variety of protocols:
|HTTP||All HTTP/HTTPS web services||Optimised for L7 (application layer) processing||HAProxy|
|TCP||For any network services that aren’t HTTP||Supports all TCP applications||HAProxy|
|UDP||For all UDP traffic types||Supports all UDP applications||Nginx|
With this new solution, you will get:
- OVH anti-DDoS protection
- your services replicated worldwide (Anycast)
- advanced HTTP/HTTPS support (redirections, headers, ACL, etc.)
- a service compatible with a failover IP
- vRack supported
- redundancy - your Load Balancer functions on separate instances, working individually on isolated, redundant hardware
- The new OVH Load Balancer solution is made up of three basic parts:
|Front-end||The front-end defines the protocol type (HTTP/TCP/UDP) of the OVH Load Balancer service. This part also has the service’s listening port|
|Farm||The farm receives the incoming traffic from the front-end. This part takes care of the load balancing|
|Server||These are the servers that receive the final traffic, and respond via the application|
With these three basic parts that make up the Load Balancer, you can configure it to use nearly all possible load balancing methods.
Why use the OVH Load Balancer?
Balance the load
This is the basic function of a load balancer, but the OVH Load Balancer offers much more.
The OVH Load Balancer service can automatically detect when a server is not responding. When this happens, it redirects incoming traffic to another server, if possible. This resolves the problem without affecting your website.
Scale your infrastructure easily
You can add or remove farms, front-ends or servers from the OVH Load Balancer solution without interrupting your service.
Make maintenance easier
If there is any maintenance scheduled for your solution, you can now easily place a farm in downtime mode to prevent it from receiving traffic. If you need to do this, it’s easy to add your server again once the maintenance has finished.
Combine your services
You can now combine various OVH services in the Load Balancer, for example:
- Public Cloud instances with failover IPs
- VPS with failover IPs
- Dedicated servers with failover IPs
You can balance your load across a variety of geographical zones.
Distribute any kind of traffic
The OVH Load Balancer doesn’t just work with HTTP traffic any more! You can now use it with all TCP and UDP traffic types.
Balance the load between your email servers.
Balance your databases, and make them redundant.
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