All posts by ajohnson

Links: 6-30-2017

Links: 1-15-2017

  • Are You Load Balancing Wrong? – ACM Queue
    Quote: "Anyone can use a load balancer. Using it properly is much more difficult. Some questions to ask: 1. Is this load balancer used to increase capacity (N+0) or to improve resiliency (N+1)? 2. How do you measure the capacity of each replica? How do you create benchmark input? How do you process the benchmark results to arrive at the threshold between good and bad? 3. Are you monitoring whether you are compliant with your N+M configuration? Are you alerting in a way that provides enough time …
    (categories: ops loadbalancing capacity scaling resiliency )