How Load Balancing Works, with Explanation and Sample Types: Perceptive, Fastest Response Time & Weighted Round Robin (Comic)

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Load balancing methods have expanded and increased in sophistication tremendously since the advent of cloud computing. The cloud is a structure that is built fundamentally to optimize the balance of loads on the individual devices that make up the cloud network. However, this piece is more of an introduction, so we will focus on the basic idea of what load balancing is, along with extrapolation into three sample types: perceptive, fastest response time, and weighted round robin.

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What is Redundancy? A Broad View

Redundancy of HLR, case: two HLRs, both are ac...

Redundancy of HLR, case: two HLRs, both are active, every HLR uses half capacity for own data, and half for backup of data of second HLR

No one wants to be redundant in conversation, but everyone wants a redundant network. Redundancy allows your system to keep operating smoothly even if something goes wrong. By creating additional instances – through active-active or active-passive networking mechanisms – you can make your network more solid and less prone to being knocked off-line due to failure.

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Outage prevention tip of the month – Reduce downtime with Atlantic.Net!

Ensure you have redundant carrier connections. If purchasing connectivity from your data center provider, make sure it has a blended network composed of minimum of two carriers and use Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). BGP is used to connect ISPs to each other and/or to connect different physical sites that are owned by the same company. It is the language routers use to speak to each other. Border Gateway Protocol helps to ensure you are receiving the fastest connection possible. Always opt for a redundant backup connection even if you already have a multi-homed BGP connection. This is like a small insurance policy that costs a little extra but can pay off big.

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