Load Balancer (Beta)

Highly available load balancer service to scale cloud applications

The load balancer service allows you to scale out and achieve better fault tolerance for your cloud-hosted applications. It can operate as an HTTP application load balancer (layer 7) or a network load balancer for TCP and UDP traffic (layer 4).

Please note this service is currently available in BETA, via the APIs and command line interface.

Features

Highly available

By default, two load balancers are deployed and clustered for high availability.

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Health monitor

Create health monitoring rules to ensure only healthy targets receive traffic.

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HTTP(S) load balancing

Load balance HTTP(S) traffic across multiple backend instances. Implement content-based routing or switching using layer 7 policies and rules.

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TCP / UDP load balancing

Load balance TCP or UDP traffic on any port across a pool of compute instances within a region.

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Choice of algorithm

You can choose the round robin, source IP address, or least connection algorithm as your load balancing strategy.

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Connection draining

Remove members gracefully from the pool avoiding breaking open network connections from clients.

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Prices

Resource type Price per hour (ex GST) Price per month (ex GST)
n1.lb $0.034 $24.62

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