In a context of hyperscalabity where your production applications must always be available, robust and highly scalable, Load Balancers have become essential tools to ensure your applications run smoothly.
Since the launch of our Load Balancer in May 2019, we took into account your feedback and integrated your evolving needs to our roadmap. You have shared needs for more complex use cases, increased traffic loads, and hybrid, multi-datacenter infrastructure designs across a global perimeter.
We are proud to further assist you by offering a range of Load Balancers adapted to your new challenges!
New References and Launch of Multicloud
Our range of Load Balancers is enriched to offer you 3 references. First, we renamed the Load Balancer launched in May 2019 to LB-GP-S, with a retained capacity of 200 Mbps of guaranteed bandwidth. We added the LB-GP-M, which takes advantage of larger sizing to manage up to 500 Mbps, and finally the LB-GP-L Multicloud with a capacity of 1 Gbps bandwidth and which benefits from the Multicloud service.
Specifically, with our range of Load Balancers, you can redirect your traffic to our entire ecosystem such as the Instances, Databases, GPU, Bare Metal and Dedibox. The LB-GP-L offer is distinguished by its receptivity to external IP on the Scaleway ecosystem. It is therefore possible to redirect requests to your own on-premise servers, to applications you deploy redundantly on other cloud solution providers or even to a Rasperry Pi.
Why choose a Multicloud Load Balancer?
This openness to external IPs creates new design opportunities to deploy or evolve your infrastructures.
We attach the utmost importance to providing guarantees on the quality of service of our products. For example, many of you use our "General Purpose Instances", that offer a 99.99% SLA. If you want to increase your resilience level, you can now provide redundancy to your infrastructure with different cloud solution providers.
Your hosting needs may occur in areas where Scaleway does not yet have a Point of Presence. That's why the Multicloud Load Balancer allows you to extend your platform to own infrastructures or to third-party data centers of your choice.
Integration of third-party products
For specific projects or tests, you may want to distribute your traffic to third-party solutions. The Multicloud Load Balancer removes limits and allows product mix.
Hybrid hosting, a first step to the cloud
Hybridizing your infrastructure is usually one of the first steps to take when entering the Cloud. Apart from most startups that we can call “cloud native”, the first step is often to use cloud services for overflow purposes (peak load) or to migrate existing services. The Multicloud Load Balancer makes it easy and safe to respond to these use cases.
Innovation accessible to all
Our Multicloud offer is unique on the market! We are the only ones to offer you a fully managed Load Balancer, with unlimited requests, unlimited backends, guaranteed bandwidth and open external IP for Multicloud designs!
As always, we are democratizing and allowing access to innovation with highly competitive rates:
How does the Multicloud Load Balancer work?
Now let's take a closer look at how this Load Balancer works:
Increased capacity for your incoming traffic
There are several important elements in the diagram above. Let's first focus on the elements to the left of the "Load Balancer" block - the frontend part. This is the incoming traffic flow that we will want to distribute between our different instances or servers - our backend part, on the right side of the diagram.
Typically, this is traffic from your website or applications. It is often difficult to predict the load and amount of requests that might arrive on your servers, especially in the case of commercial operations or high-profile communication campaigns. You need to be able to scale your infrastructure quickly to handle the load. The Load Balancer will act as a buffer and will distribute the load among your multiple instances or servers that you added to increase your capacity.
New opportunities for outbound traffic
This is where the Multicloud facet of our Load Balancer unveils. On the previous Load Balancer range, only IP addresses belonging to the Scaleway ecosystem could be requested. With the new LB-GP-L range, all IP addresses are now accessible. This means that you can redirect your traffic to any hosting.
To do this, from the console or via the API, simply add, your IP addresses to your “backend” rules just after setting up your “health checks” and your distribution algorithm (round-robin, sticky, least connection).
Which external IPs are allowed?
We have opened all external IPs, without restriction. This allows you to integrate other cloud platforms such as Digital Ocean, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services or OVHCloud, as well as servers you host in your on-premises or in a third-party data center.
The vision of an open cloud
After the release of our Object Storage and C14 Cold Storage S3-compatible offerings, the launch of the Load Balancer Multicloud confirms our vision of an open cloud that uses market standards, without any lock-in.
Find all the details of our Load Balancer range on our website, on our FAQ and Documentation pages or get started right away via the console or API.
Our range of Load Balancers is available from €0.018 excl tax per hour or €8.99 excl tax per month.