Optimize Performance And High Availability By Using Two Internet Links
With the advent of technologies that enhances the performance and productivity, the usage of such technology has always been increasing rapidly over the time scale. There are many such examples in IT Hardware. However, a just investing in highly capable hardware is not sufficient. Some of the prominent OEMs have been spending millions of dollars in building some amazing functionality but sadly they are rarely used.
This article highlights two such functionality and its proper configuration to reap the real benefits and justify the investment.
1. Load Balancing:
With the increasing number of users, traffic and volumes of transactions that causes tremendous stress (load) on the overall network. If “proper Load Balancing” is not implemented, the network is under constant threat of serious catastrophe.
There is nothing that is infallible and hence Load Balancing configuration enables to achieve almost 100% uptime.
Let us learn how it is achieved.
a) Load balancing automatically detects when a gateway failures and responds or goes down and quickly reassigns/routes the traffic among the remaining operating links.
b) This safeguard helps you provide uninterrupted, continuous Internet connectivity to your users. Load balancing equitably distributes the traffic between multiple links to improve the overall performance.
c) This capability in turn makes it possible to deploy many links rather than a single link. At the same time, the one-to-one relationship makes it difficult to ensure a high availability of Internet access. In order to ensure that the access is available to the users, single points of failure must be identified and eliminated. In addition to distributing load, a load-balancer must therefore also offer high availability by detecting failures and working around them.
2. Failover :
a) Loss of business hours is one of the most dreaded situation that any business would like to avoid at any cost and hence it is important to protect the productive hours. Productive hours are invariably dependent on availability of Core IT assets and Mission Critical Applications. This can be achieved by smart configuration of ISPs landing on the site.
b) Any gateway failure means loss of network availability. By deploying multiple links and configuring the connections for automatic failover from one to another, availability can be improved.
c) Failover is a mode that automatically redirects the traffic to the alternate surviving gateway if any of the gateways fail.
a) Multiple links enable greater network capacity, performance and availability. With Organizations' increasing trend towards relying heavily on network-intensive applications, Users and IT staff will benefit from deploying multiple links.
b) Each link adds more capacity. Load balancing feature will help you to balances the traffic across all the links. Since the distribution of traffic among the links is automatic, there is no need to and combining load balancing with failover is a cost- effective, flexible strategy to provide high availability and high performance.
c)Sancuro provides an excellent solution for organizations seeking to implement Load balancing and failover strategy. Sancuro helps you to achieve the goal of providing a speedy and continuous service.