Load Balancer

Load balancing is a computer networking method for distributing workloads across multiple computing resources, such as computers, a computer cluster, network links, central processing units or disk drives. Load balancing aims to optimize resource use, maximize throughput, minimize response time, and avoid overload of any one of the resources. Using multiple components with load balancing instead of a single component may increase reliability through redundancy. Load balancing is usually provided by dedicated software or hardware, such as a multilayer switch or a Domain Name System server process.
Posts about Load Balancer
  • Facebook Open-Sources C++ HTTP Library Collection Proxygen

    … on our Github site. Proxygen began as a project to write a customizable, high-performance HTTP(S) reverse-proxy load balancer nearly four years ago. We initially planned for Proxygen to be a software library for generating proxies, hence the name. But Proxygen has evolved considerably since the early days of the project. While there were a variety…

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  • Facebook Tests Onion URL for Tor Users

    … daemon as a reverse proxy into a load balancer, and Facebook traffic requires the protection of SSL over that link. As a result, we have provided an SSL certificate that cites our onion address; this mechanism removes the Tor browser’s “SSL certificate warning” for that onion address and increases confidence that this service really is run…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 5 readers -
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