Spotinst, the leading cloud monitoring and optimization solution provider, has launched a new load balancing service for cloud-based applications. Load balancing solutions currently on the market have not been developed specifically for use in the cloud. Many have been developed using legacy technology and have since been adapted for use in the cloud. The solutions tend to be basic or incredibly costly.
Spotinst saw a need for a load balancer that was specifically developed for use with cloud applications that offered a significant cost advantage over other solutions on the market, while also incorporating integrated, highly sophisticated analytics.
The Spotinst Multai Load Balancer is a Layer 7, Application Delivery Load Balancer that provides the same level of load balancing regardless of where applications are run. The solution works on on-premise hardware as well as for cloud-based applications, regardless of the cloud vendor used. Users are not limited to one cloud vendor. The Multai Load Balancer supports hybrid cloud deployments. An MLB can be set up on on-premises hardware, AWS, and Azure at the same time and can feed into a powerful dashboard.
The solution is capable of intelligently routing traffic to reduce data transfer costs and automatically scales to demand. The solution features Websocket support and allows advanced routing with multiple ports on the same host, advanced logging that records all requests for later analysis, robust SSL support, a circuit breaker to ensure data integrity and resiliency, and a Roshemet service to monitor the back end and automatically apply new configurations as required.
Once the load balancer is set up, analytics can be viewed in a powerful dashboard that displays request counts, number of Targets hosting your application, average latency, Target health, HTTP 200 requests, HTTP 500 requests, and load balancer 500 requests. Users can easily access and view the metrics for all applications via the same dashboard, with the option of drilling down for highly detailed information.
The solution allows users to load balance application targets regardless of the geographical location or the provider. Applications are grouped in Target groups with metrics displayed by group and users can drill down to view metrics for single servers.
The detailed analytics allow users to see what application paths or instances are having problems, allowing users to rapidly identify issues and take corrective action.