Load balancing isn’t just about managing traffic anymore. As your infrastructure expands to include applications in public, private, and hybrid clouds, traffic management has evolved from a technology function to a business function that delivers value to the business as a whole.
It has also become complex. The average enterprise is running applications in at least 5 clouds with over 900+ applications. And most clouds have their own load balancers. Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) all have native load balancing that works in Layer 3 to provide basic traffic management, and both solutions are all good for simple applications. But as your multi-cloud environment becomes more and more complex, how do you ensure effective load balancing in the cloud?
Here are 5 ways to help unravel your cloud complexity.