Load Balance F5 Service
The F5 company specializes in all areas of Delivery of Application, including load distribution and performance improvement. The service is based on Reverse Proxy and also includes security solutions for web applications, DDoS protection, and more.
The load-sharing service is a service that distributes network or application traffic over multiple servers.
Server load balancing helps to increase the capacity of the number of users who are simultaneously connected to the application, thereby improving the browsing experience.
The service also provides a good basis for survivability, as each server spreads the load and backs up the other.
F5 technologies available in the SPD HOSTING cloud
How does the service work?
F5 Bulk IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) operates as a Reverse Proxy and a network or application traffic router to a number of servers.
The service helps to transfer the application to the surfers in a reliable and secure manner, with an emphasis on the highest level of performance.
The LTM services allow flexibility in the accessibility of the site along with broad programming capabilities in the virtual, physical and even in the public server infrastructure cloud service.
Load Balancing Pool - A group of servers to which the F5 service will route traffic
Pool Member - a "member" server in the load balancing pool
Load Balancing Method - The method used by the service to distribute loads, for example:
Round Robin - forwards any incoming request evenly among the available Pool members
Ratio - Setting a server-to-server ratio, for example, server A will receive 70% of traffic, while server B will receive 30% of it
Fastest - Moving traffic to the fastest server / application among the group members
Least Connections - Transfer traffic to the server which at the given moment has the smallest number of connections
Health Monitor - The method in which the service samples the servers and checks whether they are available for traffic transmission, most commonly:
ICMP - Ping the server
Https Monitor - Testing HTTP of the site to which the traffic is routed
When a server or a member is not available, the F5 will redirect the traffic to the next available server in a transparent and non-disruptive way.
The F5 provides advanced options such as:
iRules - A set of rules that manipulate a code in incoming traffic and execute a change / directs to other areas of the application, as an example
Quality of Service (QoS) - A setting that reviews inbound traffic, and according to the request, operates a rule or set of iRules
Our successful performance secret
The experience and the knowledge accumulated during 17 years of activity together with the technological system established,
enable us to provide to our customers a high level of data protection, a marvelous uptime and a winning service experience. The utmost value leading us in the daily care given to our customers, is providing a high satisfaction.
Winning Customer Service Experiences
About 10 people man daily the support center together with a team from the projects department which is available to handle complex malfunctions. The support center is a modern facility with advanced monitor and warning capabilities which enable receiving alerts and handling them in advance as part of preventive maintenance. Malfunction alerts are received in the system and are handled in real time by a team which serves thousands of customers and maintains tens of thousands of sites stored in an array of over 1000 dedicated / virtual servers (Windows and Linux).