Load Balancing

Let your servers share the load.

Distribute traffic loads so that no single device gets overwhelmed. SoftLayer load balancing solutions allow configurability and flexibility to manage the traffic and resource usage of server nodes in your environment.

Local, global, and high availability options can be activated, changed, and deactivated at any time. And if you have questions about which load balancing solution is a best fit for your application, our experts have answers..

Better Uptime

dedicated VoIP Server Mitigate traffic spikes by distributing load, and protect your servers from unnecessary downtime.

More Responsive

Smarter Scaling Balance traffic between available resources so end users do not face traffic jams and slow downs.

Easy to Use

VoIP Server Rent Manage load balancer configuration and performance directly through SoftLayer API and Web portal.

To learn more about our load balancing solutions

Local Load Balancing

ARN Server Local Load Balancing utilizes industry-standard techniques including round-robin, lowest latency, least connections, shortest response, and IP persistence to balance traffic among two or more servers. It can be activated and configured in real-time, with servers added to or removed from the balancing pool on-demand with little or no downtime.

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Local & Global Load Balancing

Distribute traffic between your servers in one or multiple ARN Server data centers with Citrix NetScaler VPX. These multifunction network appliances can perform DNS-based local and global load balancing, so you have complete control over how your client traffic will be balanced between your servers. To learn more about global load balancing with NetScaler VPX, visit the KnowledgeLayer

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High Availability Dedicated Load Balancers

Dedicated Load Balancers are available for environments with higher capacity. These load balancers are also available in a high availability option featuring failover protection and automatic fallback.

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NetScaler VPX Global Load Balancing
Get a detailed technical overview of the architecture and configuration of NetScaler Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB).
The ARN Server Network
Our three-tiered network architecture enables unparalleled flexibility and customizability for your cloud infrastructure.
Provision a hardware firewall.
Load balancers and firewalls are often used together to scale and protect growing sites and applications. Check out our hardware firewall options.
Chat with a team member to plan out your load balancing needs.