Tips: Using Softlayer server health check data for automated Global Server Load Balancing around outages

byRob Malnation Comments3

Available in French

See this 2-minute demonstration of Softlayer server Health Checking integrated with the Openmix Global Server Load Balancer to detect and route around an unreachable server to another cloud/data center altogether.

The demonstration shows Softlayer detecting an unresponsive server, and the resulting, cloud-based and automated, Openmix service diverting traffic away from that server to another. We then see the automatic resumption of service to the server when it becomes reachable again.

Unlike local load balancers that would be deployed in the datacenter, this solution intercepts new traffic at the DNS request routing level speeding new traffic along to available instances without a redirect from the unreachable server’s cloud/data center.

One more example of the diverse data that Openmix can incorporate into traffic shaping, augmenting content delivery performance, provider costs and control.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G63_Z_CrPkU&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]

3 responses to “Tips: Using Softlayer server health check data for automated Global Server Load Balancing around outages”

  1. SoftLayer says:

    It’s pretty awesome to see how streamlined Openmix makes the process of diverting traffic in such an automated way. We’re so happy you guys keep incorporating our (SoftLayer’s) systems in your platform!

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