2014-08-11 16:45:12 - Fireblade announced today the launch of its cloud based smart load balancer and failover with multiple load balancing techniques, so website traffic will be always distributed equally across servers.
The cloud based load balancer, besides minimizing response time, features several other important methods. It checks health and performance of servers in real-time, help detect outages fast and eliminate downtime. The failover feature comes into action when one server is down, sending all request to up and running servers, while in the meantime it automatically sends requests to check if the server having interruption is up again.
Another important feature is the stickiness, which enables requests coming from a certain user’s IP/browser to be always routed to a certain server. In case this specific server has an outage, the system redirects the requests to servers that are not having any failure. The minute the server comes back to life, the
requests will be directed back to that specifically identified server. The automatic server recovery feature makes easier to direct or redirect website traffic equally, which is essential when there are millions of page requests in a minute. The load balancer itself is based on server load.
“Our strategy is to provide our clients and partners the most advanced services to cover all aspect of website security, performance and availability in a single SaaS solution, just like this cloud based load balancer. This load balancer was designed to give our clients the peace of mind in case they experience a server outage or to avoid downtime caused by server overload.” said Shay Rapaport, CEO of Fireblade
Fireblade empowers websites with uncompromising security, speed, monitoring and availability capabilities in one cost-effective solution with its cloud based SaaS. The company was co-founded in 2009 by Shay Rapaport and Erez Azaria in response to the growing website security threats and malicious bot traffic. Fireblade protects billions of page-hits each month for a fast growing client-base, which includes some of the largest and busiest websites. Fireblade is privately funded, with its headquarters in Israel. More information can be found at www.fireblade.com.