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A cloud load balancer can benefit you big time. These advantages derive from the scalable and global character of the cloud itself. But while that all sounds good so far, it can be hard to understand what it even means to begin with. Let’s dive a little deeper into cloud load balancing. Keep reading to find out what exactly a cloud load balancer is, and how it can be beneficial to you. What Is A Cloud Load Balancer? A cloud load balancer works by distributing workloads and computing resources in a cloud computing environment. Load balancing allows enterprises to manage application or workload demands. It works by allocating resources among multiple computers, networks or servers. This means that cloud load balancing is the hosting of the distribution of workload traffic and demands that take place over the internet. How Can You Benefit From A Cloud Load Balancer? #1: Scalability Through simple-to-use self-management interfaces, cloud Read More
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