Multi-tenant managed load balancer and SSL acceleration solution.
CenturyLink Virtual Services Load Balancing and SSL Acceleration provides a pair of devices, fully managed by CenturyLink, which reside in the CenturyLink Hosting Area Network (HAN) within CenturyLink Managed Hosting or Colocation facilities.
The Services deliver server load balancing and SSL acceleration in conjunction with CenturyLink Managed Hosting or Colocation services.
Server load balancing is the process of distributing service requests across a group of servers to address customer requirements to optimise web applications performance. CenturyLink Virtual Services Load Balancing includes hardware, software, installation and 24/7 monitoring and support.
Virtual Services SSL Acceleration is an optional service that can be added to the Virtual Services Load Balancing devices. SSL acceleration is the process of offloading the processor-intensive public key encryption algorithms involved in SSL transactions to a hardware accelerator. The Service includes hardware, software, installation, and 24/7 monitoring and support.
The following standard Virtual Load Balance Predictor Options are supported:
Weighted Round Robin
Ideal for clients with growing volumes of inbound web traffic which needs to be delivered to servers with adequate spare capacity.
Provides a high availability equivalent service without duplicating server resources.
99.9% availability for multiple nodes in a failover group. 98.5% availability for single node.