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IP ServerOne Load Balancer as a Service
Load Balancer as a Service (LBaaS)

Accelerate Applications with Load Balancing

Boost your apps and websites with ease and experience elevating performance and availability.

Load Balancer as a Service in Malaysia

Simplify and accelerate your applications, APIs, and content with IP ServerOne’s Load Balancer as a Service (LBaaS).

Whether you manage a dynamic website or a complex infrastructure, harness our cloud-based LBaaS for efficient traffic distribution ensures high availability and enhances the performance of applications or services. Its user-friendly interface and flexible pay-as-you-go pricing streamline LBaaS setup, offering both speed and cost-effectiveness while granting you complete control. LBaaS seamlessly integrates with IP ServerOne’s array of services, including NovaCloud, vCloud, Private Cloud, and Bare Metal Servers, making it the ultimate choice for businesses that handle performance-critical applications and demanding workloads.

Benefits of Load Balancer as a Service

Minutes-to-launch

Deploy load balancers seamlessly at any time, anywhere, across your infrastructure to optimize the performance and reliability of your apps and websites.

Flexible Protocols

Choose between Layer 4 (TCP) and Layer 7 (HTTP/HTTPS) load balancing capabilities within the seven-layer OSI model.

NovaCloud Ready

Easily connect load balancers to your NovaCloud server.

Enhanced Reliability and Speed

LBaaS offers high availability with redundant networks and customizable features like load balancer algorithms and session stickiness, ensuring your app remains online at all times."

Smart Load Balancing

Enjoy the speed and uninterrupted operations of our load balancer, which routes traffic to healthy backend servers and provides seamless failover in the event of a server issue.

Low Latency

Choose from Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong regions to deploy your load balancers and experience the swift and seamless load distribution.

Key Features

Stay Available, Stay Competitive 

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Quick
Deployment

Our easy-to-use interface simplifies the process of deploying and managing your load balancers.

Multiple
Protocols

Our load balancer supporting various protocols, including TCP at the network layer and HTTP/HTTPS at the application layer.

Choice of Load Balancing

Select the load balancing that suits your application needs:

  • TCP Load Balancing (Layer 4)
  • HTTP/HTTPS Load Balancing (Layer 7)

Customizable Rules

Tailored load balancing rules pick from flexible algorithms (Round-Robin, Least Connections, Source) and use session stickiness (Cookie, Table) to swiftly direct sessions to specific servers.

Multi-Port
Support

Streamlines traffic distribution across multiple network ports, enabling a single load balancer to efficiently manage various services, resulting in cost optimization.

SSL/TLS
Offload

Streamlining SSL/TLS encryption and decryption, alleviating the processing burden on backend servers, and boosting overall application performance.

Reliable
Uptime

With our load balancers configured in high-availability pairs, we guarantee your websites and applications run without interruption and maintain top-notch performance.

Health
Assessment

Conduct both active and passive health checks through HTTP Status, HTTP Body, and TCP Check, as needed, to optimize resource usage and direct traffic only to fully operational and healthy backend.

Plans & Pricing

Plans LBaaS-C1 LBaaS-C2 LBaaS-C4
CPU (Core)
1
2
4
RAM (GB)
1
2
4
Price per Hour
MYR 0.21
MYR 0.32
MYR 0.53

Related Services

Effortlessly integrate Load Balancer as a Service into IP ServerOne's offerings, enhancing your cloud journey within our secure infrastructure, accessible from anywhere in the world.

NovaCloud

Cloud Computing for Everyone. 

vCloud

A Virtual Data Center within Your Fingertips.

Private Cloud

Dedicated and Customized Cloud Environment.

Bare Metal Server

Physical Server Dedicated to a Single Tenant.

Types and Differences of Load Balancers

Layer 4 (tcp) Load BalancerLayer 7 (HTTP/HTTPS) Load Balancer 
  • Use when you need to distribute traffic based on IP addresses and port numbers.
  • Suitable for applications that don’t require deep inspection of application-layer data.
  • Ideal for load balancing non-HTTP protocols or when you have a large number of similar services running on the same port.
  • Choose Layer 7 when you need to distribute traffic based on application-specific data such as URLs, HTTP headers, or cookies.
  • Ideal for web applications, APIs, or services that rely on HTTP/HTTPS, as it can perform content-based routing.
  • Provides advanced features like session persistence, SSL offloading, and more fine-grained control over traffic.
AspectTCP Load BalancingHTTP/HTTPS Load Balancing
OSI LayerTransport Layer (Layer 4)Application Layer (Layer 7)
Routing CriteriaIP Addresses, Port NumbersURLs, HTTP Headers, Cookies
Content InspectionNoYes
Content-Based RoutingNoYes
SSL/TLS TerminationLimited to TCP LayerSupported at the Application Layer
Session PersistenceUsually Not SupportedSupported
CompressionNot Typically SupportedSupported
OverheadLowModerate to High
ComplexitySimpleModerate to Complex
Load Balancing AlgorithmsTypically simple (Round Robin, Least Connections)More complex (based on content, user session, and more)
Use Cases

Network Services, General Traffic

General traffic distribution, works well for non-HTTP applications

Web Applications, APIs, Content Delivery

Ideal for web applications, content-based routing, session persistence, and SSL offloading

ScalabilityHigh ThroughputApplication-Specific Routing

Use Case

Common deployment scenarios for LBaaS:

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We’ll support your application needs every step of the way. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Load Balancer as a Service short for LBaaS is a cloud service that distributes network traffic across multiple servers to ensure high availability and improved application availability. It prevents server overload by evenly directing incoming requests to healthy backend servers. Load balancers use algorithms to optimize resource use, reduce downtime, and enhance user experiences. It is a crucial tool in cloud computing and data centers, ensuring that applications stay responsive during heavy traffic or server issues, essential for modern web services.

  • User-Friendly: Effortlessly deploy and manage your load balancer(s) via the customer portal.
  • Assistance: A dedicated 24/7 support team manages LBaaS infrastructure and addresses any issues you encounter.
  • Reliability: Your load balancer operates in a highly available environment with network redundancy, ensuring 99.95% uptime.
  • Affordability: Benefit from a cloud-based, pay-as-you-go model with low total cost of ownership (TCO).
  • Security: Your load balancer is deployed in a highly secure environment, ensuring the safety of your data.
  • Speed: Choose to deploy your load balancers in Malaysia, Singapore, or Hong Kong regions for optimal latency.

LBaaS works by intelligently routing incoming traffic to a group of servers, ensuring even distribution, high availability, and optimal performance for web applications and services. It plays a critical role in maintaining the reliability and scalability of modern IT infrastructure. 

Imagine a grocery store with multiple checkout counters. LBaaS ensures that when customers arrive, they don’t all rush to one checkout counter; instead, they’re evenly sent to different counters. Here are simplified explanation of how LBaaS works:

1

Visitor Arrive

Visitors come to your website and send multiple requests to your server through the internet.

2

Load Balancing

LBaaS steps in to evenly distribute these incoming requests across various server resources through specified rules like algorithm and session stickiness.

3

Request Routing

Each request or traffic is intercepted by the load balancer, which figures out the right and healthy server to send it to.

6

Response Delivery

The response goes back through the load balancer, which directs it to the user who made the initial request.

5

Server Processing

The server processes the request and sends back the desired information or response.

4

Balanced Workload

Each server gets a reasonable number of requests, so no single server is overwhelmed, and ensuring the server receiving the request isn’t overloaded, so it can process the request promptly.

Step 1: Visitor Arrive
Visitors come to your website and send multiple requests to your server through the internet.

Step 2: Load Balancing
LBaaS steps in to evenly distribute these incoming requests across various server resources through specified rules like algorithm and session stickiness.

Step 3: Request Routing
Each request or traffic is intercepted by the load balancer, which figures out the right and healthy server to send it to.

Step 4: Balanced Workload
Each server gets a reasonable number of requests, so no single server is overwhelmed, and ensuring the server receiving the request isn’t overloaded, so it can process the request promptly.

Step 5: Server Processing
The server processes the request and sends back the desired information or response.

Step 6: Response Delivery
The response goes back through the load balancer, which directs it to the user who made the initial request.

 

You have the option to deploy either a Layer 4 (TCP) or a Layer 7 (HTTP/HTTPS) load balancer via our customer portal. Here are guides to assist you in beginning the process.

Currently, each account is allowed to create up to 5 load balancers, and there is no limit on the number of backend servers you can associate with each load balancer. If you need to increase the load balancer limit, please reach out to us at cs@ipserverone.com.

IP ServerOne offers both network layer 4 (TCP) and application layer 7 (HTTP/HTTPS) load balancing. Deploying a load balancer is easy via the customer portal.

Yes, you can utilize LBaaS in a hybrid setup where your application runs in both the cloud (VPC) and on-premises. This is achieved by grouping servers together using IP addresses within the same target group, allowing gradual migration to the cloud while maintaining your application’s stability. Alternatively, you have the option to use separate load balancers for your cloud and on-premises setups, giving you finer control over load distribution through DNS weighting.

Talk to our team to find out more.

Yes, IP ServerOne LBaaS guarantees a yearly availability of at least 99.95% for your load balancers. 

Yes, IP ServerOne’s load balancer fully supports SSL/TLS termination, making the SSL offloading process easier. SSL offloading is the practice of handling the complex task of decrypting encrypted web traffic (HTTPS) at the load balancer before forwarding it to the web servers. This not only simplifies the encryption process for the servers but also provides benefits such as improved server performance and reduced CPU usage, ultimately enhancing the overall efficiency of your web applications. You can choose either a self-signed certificate, Let’s Encrypt certificate, or your own certificate by entering the SSL Certificate and Private Key during provisioning of the load balancer.

You have the flexibility to customize several aspects of your load balancer’s configuration, including:

  • Port to Listen: Choose the port on which the load balancer listens for incoming traffic.
  • Port Protocols: Define the protocols (TCP or HTTP/HTTPS) used for communication.
  • SSL/TLS Certificate: Configure SSL/TLS certificates for secure connections.
  • Algorithm Rules: Set rules to determine how traffic is distributed among backend servers.
  • Session Stickiness: Configure session stickiness for consistent user experiences.
  • Health Checks: Define health check parameters such as status or body checks, interval, timeout, attempts, and HTTP(S) path.
  • DNS Weight: Adjust DNS weighting to control load distribution.
  • Backend server: Manage the backend servers that handle incoming requests.

Choosing the right load balancer layer for your applications depends on your specific requirements and the characteristics of your applications. Here’s a general guideline:

TCP Load Balancing (Layer 4):

  • Suitable for applications that don’t require deep inspection of application-layer data.
  • Use when you need to distribute traffic based on IP addresses and port numbers.
  • Ideal for load balancing non-HTTP protocols or when you have a large number of similar services running on the same port.

HTTP/HTTPS Load Balancing (Layer 7): 

  • Ideal for web applications, APIs, or services that rely on HTTP/HTTPS, as it can perform content-based routing.
  • Choose Layer 7 when you need to distribute traffic based on application-specific data such as URLs, HTTP headers, or cookies.
  • Provides advanced features like session persistence, SSL offloading, and more fine-grained control over traffic.

You should consider these key factors When deploying a LBaaS:

  • Application Needs: Understand your app’s traffic type, volume, and special requirements.
  • Load Balancer Type: Choose between TCP (Layer 4) or HTTP/HTTPS (Layer 7) load balancing.
  • Algorithm: Select a load balancing algorithm that suits your traffic distribution.
  • High Availability: Ensure reliability with redundant load balancers and failover plans.
  • Security: Implement SSL, DDoS protection, and access controls.
  • Scalability: Plan for growth by configuring your load balancers and servers.
  • SSL/TLS: Configure SSL/TLS certificates if using HTTPS.
  • Backup: Establish backup and recovery procedures.
  • Redundancy: Build redundancy into your infrastructure.
  • Monitoring: Track performance and server health.
  • Compliance: Ensure compliance with industry regulations.
  • Support: Maintain a support contract with your LBaaS provider.

Absolutely, you can seamlessly connect the load balancer to your NovaCloud server. For detailed instructions, refer to our helpful guide here.

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