Load Balancers

Load Balancers

Most businesses today rely heavily on network systems and servers to ensure streamlined operations. Especially in large data centres or organizations where there is a very heavy traffic intensity, solutions are needed that can mitigate this load. Load balancers are one of those solutions which can significantly enhance the performance of your network. If you want to buy load balancers or are looking for high-performance traffic management appliances, then BulkDevices is the best store for you. We are among the largest suppliers of the best network load balancers in the UK and our store has a vast collection of both new and refurbished products.

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Understanding Load Balancers And How They Work


Load balancers are an important component of any network system as they keep the whole network working in optimum condition. They are a type of hardware device that helps to prevent any server in the network system from getting overloaded by distributing incoming network traffic across a group of servers.


While load balancers are a complex piece of equipment, the principle behind their working is quite simple. When a user sends a request to a load balancer, the balancer first determines which server in the pool is online and available for the user. It then routes the request to that server. The load balancer continues to monitor the health of the servers in the pool and will automatically route requests to healthy servers as needed.


Main Types of Hardware Load Balancers


Although there are a lot of different types of traffic management appliances available, the two most common types are:


Layer 4 load balancers: These load balancers operate at the Transport Layer (Layer 4) of the OSI model. They distribute traffic based on the IP address and port number of the client and server.


Layer 7 load balancers: These balancers operate at the Application Layer (Layer 7) of the OSI model. They can distribute traffic based on the content of the request, such as the URL or HTTP headers.


Benefits of Using Network Traffic Balancers


Using these devices in your network system can provide a log of benefits such as:


Improved performance: The balancers improve the performance of the network significantly by distributing the load on multiple servers.


Increased reliability: Load balancers can also help to improve the reliability of applications by providing redundancy. If one server goes down, the balancer can automatically route traffic to the remaining servers.


Security: Balancers can also help to enhance the security of applications by filtering traffic and preventing malicious attacks.


If you are looking for high-performance load-balancing solutions then you are in the right place. Here at BulkDevices, you can find the best network load balancers and other IT hardware at wholesale prices. If you are not sure which product is best suited for your needs then contact our online expert advisors and they will help you guide you in the right direction.

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