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Load Balancers- Balancing Workload in a Networked Environment Every business enterprises today is technology enabled and the multinational organizations survive through array of functions with the help of widely networked environment. However, with the everchanging demands from the customers and the growth oriented business, enterprises need to have a scalable and secure networked system with the ability to provide the end-users with bandwidth for application visibility. The need for WAN bandwidth optimization also involves process consolidation and management of network services along with increased performance and reliability. Enterprises thus need to make use of effective load balancers in the networked environment and server systems to ensure application performance and return of investment for the end-users too. A digital and networked environment, provide the end-users and the enterprises a number of facilities. However, technical glitches such as an equipment failure, network breakdown, viruses leading to system shutdown, or even natural disasters leave a serious impact on business. Enterprises, while catering for technology upgrading in the face of aggressive competition also needs to have a strong business continuity planning in place. A method that most of the modern business enterprises use to mitigate disruptions and ensure business continuity is remote desktop access solutions. Further, in an era when remote access and BYOD solutions increases the mobility of the workforce and ensures business continuity, load balancers play a major role in disseminating process requests across the wide networks. Mostly enterprises or service providers use dedicated hardware, software and servers as load balancers and these ensure there are no failures in local devices or ISP WAN links due to overload of application or data access. The leading service providers have designed and developed innovative load balancers to that facilitate enterprises to leverage on the parallel multi-core processing with cost-efficient performance. Further these appliances aids enterprises in global and local server load balancing with datacenter scalability, facilitates swift implementation while keeping compliance with application specific configurations and certifications guidelines. Besides the load balancing appliances maintain a compatibility standard for high-end application traffic and also acts as a secure access gateway by using firewalls and proxy designs. The new age load balancers that are designed keeping in mind the modern data center with cloud and virtual environments facilitates increased application performance irrespective of the businesses being a SME or a large corporate. With basic functions to assist in application availability across the network without any hindrances, the load balancers are deployed for link load balancing, server load balancing as well as global server load balancing and ensures uninterrupted services for business critical applications.

Load Balancers- Balancing Workload in a Networked Environment