To meet the increasing demand for high-performing applications that are available 24/7, it makes sense to have multiple servers in your cloud environment performing the same function. Often, these servers are even in different locations.

However operating in a multi-server cloud environment can only be successful – and deliver the outcomes business users expect – if you’re able to manage the entire environment effectively.

Cloud Balancer looks at the real-time condition of your environment and directs users to the closest available IT resources, so they can use applications without being affected by system performance issues – even when parts of the system are down.

Enable, empower and enhance your organisation

An IT environment that can provide stable, reliable connections

Enable your IT environment

Many organisations are using increasingly sophisticated technology to power their businesses and improve interactions with customers and business partners. Cloud Monitoring enables you to operate on a next-level IT environment that can provide stable, reliable connections, even during the busiest of times, without forcing you to invest in additional infrastructure or resources.

Empower your users

Better allocation of IT resources means users can connect quickly and easily to the business applications and tools they need, whenever they need them. They can communicate, collaborate and transact quickly and effectively, thereby improving productivity and enabling innovation.

Enhance business continuity

When parts of your infrastructure are down, for example, when there’s routine maintenance being performed, or when there’s an unplanned or unforeseen event, it could have a direct effect on the performance of your IT infrastructure. This means that users are not able to access the networks and business-critical applications when they need to, resulting in downtime or loss of data.

A load balancer system enables business continuity by making IT resources available when you need them. Cloud Balancer can also direct users to a disaster recovery or high-availability site, as business needs dictate.

Ensure effectiveness

It may be that some resources in your environment are overloaded while others aren’t being used to their full potential. This could result in the waste and higher costs associated with an ineffective server environment. Cloud Balancer helps you to manage the performance of all aspects of your hosted IT environment effectively, and optimise the environments for maximum availability and performance – even if your server structure is located in different places.

Real-time load balancing for optimal performance

Optimise your environment for availability, performance and quality

Cloud Balancer helps you optimise your cloud environment for availability, performance and a quality user experience. It monitors your network and servers, and uses load-balancing methodologies to ensure the best available IT resources in the environment are used at any given time.

Navigating the best possible route

Cloud Balancer has a real-time view of your cloud environment. It then uses load-balancing techniques to direct users to the IT resources closest to them. If it so happens that certain resources are not available in that location, Cloud Balancer redirects the user to the next location until they are. All of this is done automatically – and quickly – to keep operations running smoothly.

In this way, Cloud Balancer acts a bit like a navigation app that knows which routes are closed or busy and could therefore slow you down on your way to your destination. It then uses this information to direct your journey using the fastest, safest route available at that time.

It also load balances connections between servers in the same location for increased throughput (speed) or for redundancy (a backup if one server fails).

Server health checks for optimal functioning

Just as a navigation app can redirect traffic from congested routes, Cloud Balancer performs server health checks and automatically sends more connections to more robust servers, reducing the number of connections to servers in danger of being overloaded.

A simpler way to manage your IT environment

Manage your IT environment effectively

One of the significant advantages of hosting your IT infrastructure in the cloud is that you don’t need in-house IT expertise to realise the benefits of world-class technology. There is no need to employ people to manage the hosted environment; simply plug into our expertise instead.

Cloud Balancer allows you to manage your IT environment effectively. It ensures that your operations continue to run in a stable IT environment, without the need for complex network changes or end user reconfiguration that require a certain level of skill to perform. Because it’s a fully managed service, you can draw on our knowledge, expertise and systems to get the most out of your cloud investment, with 24/7 support.

As your business grows, Cloud Balancer is able to cater for more servers and other IT resources that need balancing.