DOSarrest has begun offering a cloud hosting based Layer 7 local and global load balancing solution to its DDoS protection services customer base. The load balancing service is a fully managed solution, whereby customers can create pools of servers.
A pool can be 1 or many servers and can be located in multiple geographical locations. The cloud hosting based Layer 7 load balancing solution is an add-on to the company’s DDoS protection services. Load balancing types available include: Round Robin, IP Hash, least connections, weighted.
Other options include:
- By Domain or Host Header – allows customers to direct servers to pick-up and cache content based on the domain name or host header that is being requested by the visitor.
- By Resource – allows customers to direct servers to pick-up and cache content based on the resource being requested by the visitor. Mydomain.com goes to one server(s) mydomain.com/images goes to another server(s) and/or location.
The load balancing solution also can be used as Active/Active – all servers are in use; Or: Active/Passive – some servers are only used when one or more have a failure. Health checks are all part of the service to determine if a particular server or instance is active or not.
Private cloud, dedicated servers
“I used to be in the hosting game and when I see the advantages of our cloud hosting based solution over a hardware based solution, this is definitely the way to go,” said Jag Bains, CTO at DOSarrest. “There is no capital required, no technical expertise is needed, no single point of failure, it’s able to handle 100’s of millions of requests and can be setup in 5 minutes…top that.”
Founded in 2007 in Vancouver, BC, Canada, DOSarrest is specialized in cloud hosting based DDoS protection services. Their global client base includes mission critical ecommerce websites in a wide range of business segments including financial, health, media, education and government.
“It’s a natural add-on to our DDoS protection services, which already incorporates extensive caching of customers content,” said Mark Teolis, General Manager, DOSarrest. “This way customers can leverage any combination and location of VPS’s, instances, private cloud and dedicated servers. I can’t see why anyone would want to buy or manage a load balancing device again, it just doesn’t make sense anymore.”