Announcing Cloud Load Balancing Private Beta

Filed in by Josh Odom | November 9, 2010 10:15 am

We are actively developing a high-performance, on-demand load balancing solution–built in the cloud, for the cloud.

Cloud Load Balancing will allow customers to create more robust, scalable, and high availability configurations in the cloud in a matter of seconds. Imagine being able to launch a load balancing solution with the push of a button or via API. That’s what we’re building! The result is considerable time savings compared to manually configuring a solution and significant cost savings compared to going through our professional services team.

Cloud Load Balancing will include numerous features that help you ensure that your applications are online and are highly responsive:

Our Cloud Load Balancing service is based on Zeus technology[1] and built on top of our robust network, you’ll have the ability to burst and only pay for the resources used. At launch, we will support load balancing HTTP, HTTPS, LDAP, LDAPS, IMAP, FTP, POP3, POP3S and SMTP protocols on either a public interface or internal interface.

As we work through the beta development phase of this project, we’re looking for customers to evaluate and test our API. The ideal customer will be familiar with consuming RESTful web service APIs, as well as the general concepts of load balancing.

If you would like to help us raise the bar on Cloud Load Balancing, please email beta@rackspace.com[2]. Tell us your current configuration and use case ideas for how you would use this new service.  Invitations for our private beta will start to go out this week.

We hope you are excited by this new development, we certainly are! We are also working on lots of other great additions to our services and can’t wait to share them with you in the very near future. Stay tuned!

Endnotes:
  1. Zeus technology: http://www.zeus.com/
  2. beta@rackspace.com: mailto:beta@rackspace.com

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