High performance and availability with a load balancer
Providing a load balancing and autofailover solution in one
Memset’s Load Balancer provides the building blocks for high performance, highly available websites or applications by automatically distributing the load between multiple machines. This allows you to scale your application beyond the resources available to a single server while protecting you from outages caused by a single node failure.
It allows traffic to be shared across multiple front-end machines in a cluster, automatically managing demand and re-routing traffic. It can cluster a number of Cloud VPS or Dedicated Servers, linked together via a vLAN, allowing them to operate collectively. This provides additional resilience as your website or application spans two or more machines.
Benefits of a Load Balancer
- Scalable capacity
- High availability
- Automated failover
- Enhanced business continuity
- 24 / 7 monitoring
Hardware & Software Redundancy
The main advantage of a Dedicated Server cluster is that it has hardware and software redundancy. As the cluster consists of a number of independent nodes, and each node runs a copy of the operating system and application software, high availability can be achieved by detecting node or daemon failures and reconfiguring the system appropriately, so that the workload can be taken over by the remaining nodes in the cluster.
Memset’s cluster system will actively monitor all servers in your cluster to ensure they are up and responding to requests. If any of them "drop out" then the solution will immediately detect this and failover any requests to the other server(s).
Backed by 24/7/365 UK-based Support
Memset’s load balancing product is covered by 24/7/365 UK-based support.
By using the cluster system, SSL can also be handled by the nodes that share the same certificate. SSL connections are terminated at the final nodes allowing traffic to remain encrypted all the way to the application. This also allows us to support any protocol.
Full API Control
Memset’s API offers a RESTful interface (using JSON over HTTPS) and/or an XML-RPC interface that enables you to customise and automate load balancer management.