Load balancing refers to efficiently distributing incoming network traffic across a group of backend servers, also known as a server farm or server pool. Modern high-traffic websites must serve hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of concurrent requests from users or clients and return the correct text, images, video, or application data, all in a fast and reliable manner. To cost-effectively scale to meet these high volumes, modern computing best practice generally requires adding more servers. The best load balancers can handle session persistence as needed. Another use case for session persistence is when an upstream server stores information requested by a user in its cache to boost performance. Switching servers would cause that information to be fetched for the second time, creating performance inefficiencies.
Mushroomnetworks provides a multi-site Server Load Balancing solution through MPVPN products. The MPVPN comes standard with a patented technology, SmartDNS. SmartDNS solves the issue of providing redundant inbound connectivity by advertising DNS on all internet lines. The combination of Mushroomnetworks's Site Load Balancing and Server Load Balancing provides high availability, plenty of bandwidth and an overall guaranteed level of service to the customers and their end users.
The Server Load Balancing feature from Mushroomnetworks is an affordable solution for customers seeking a way to take advantage of Active/Passive servers by making them available for active availability. Server Load Balancing from Mushroomnetworks is easy to implement and enables the customer to start taking advantage of hardware that are already in place.
Mushroomnetworks's Site Load Balancing feature, when added with Mushroomnetworks Server Load Balancing, provides a synergetic additional value to the customers and is extremely useful in their disaster recovery plan. With the Mushroomnetworks Site Load Balancing feature, customers are able to provide much higher levels of service to their end users in the event of a failure. Before Mushroomnetworks, customers would have a lot of work to do in the event of an outage at their Headquarters site. Mushroomnetworks's Site Load Balancing enables and to provide seamless fail over to the Disaster Recovery site. Again, through Mushroomnetworks's patented SmartDNS technology, along with Site Load Balancing, Mushroomnetworks can fail over all incoming request to the DR site in the event of a failure at, Head Quarters. This would cause the end users to not even be aware of any failures in the network.