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Rackspace Cloud Essentials - Configuring a Load Balancer

Note: UK Cloud customers must use https://mycloud.rackspace.co.uk/ to access our New Cloud Control Panel. The following article will discuss and demonstrate how to setup a Load Balancer. Let's take a look below: Contents: What is a Load Balancer ...

Cloud Load Balancers

Cloud LB cloud load balancers open cloud Cloud Load Balancers Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers include an array of technologies. ...

Content Caching for Cloud Load Balancers

The Cloud Load Balancers product has a Content Caching feature that stores recently-accessed files on the load balancer for easy retrieval by web clients. Getting started How do I enable content caching? What are the benefits of content caching? What kind ...

SSL Termination on Cloud Load Balancers

What is SSL Termination? SSL Termination is a new feature available for Cloud Load Balancers that allows for the termination of secure traffic at the load balancer once the load balancer is configured for it. Without this feature enabled, secure traffic ...

What do the various icons and statuses on the ticket list represent?

Once a ticket is opened it can be in one of the following four states depending on the work done on it. New In progress Pending your response Solved Closed As soon as a ticket is opened by a Rackspace Cloud customer it is in the " New " state. O ...

Terms of Service

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What is SSL Termination?

SSL Termination is a new feature available for Cloud Load Balancers that allows for the termination of secure traffic at the load balancer. Without this feature enabled, secure traffic is decrypted only by the webserver which holds the SSL certificate. ...

How is SSL traffic normally handled?

Secure traffic comes in to your site over an encrypted SSL connection, and it must be decrypted by the webserver which holds the SSL certificate. The Cloud Load Balancer passes all traffic directly to the Cloud Server with the corresponding SSL certifica ...

What is a Cloud Load Balancer?

Your business's website, applications, and web-based workloads depend on high availability. Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers enable you to quickly balance the workload of multiple Cloud Servers for optimal traffic management and maximum failover protec ...

How much does a Rackspace Cloud Load Balancer cost?

See the pricing page for details. If you enable log delivery to your Cloud Files account, standard charges for Cloud Files apply. Additionally, standard charges apply for additional (unique) virtual IP addresses per load balancer. Cloud Load Balancers Loa ...

How does Rackspace charge for bandwidth (public and private traffic)?

Public - Standard bandwidth rates apply for outbound transfers. There is no charge for inbound transfers. Private - No charges apply for inbound or outbound bandwidth transfers over the Rackspace internal network. Cloud Load Balancers Load Balancing ...

Can I use Cloud Load Balancers in conjunction with RackConnect®?

You can use the RackConnect Cisco ASA solution to connect dedicated servers and cloud servers while leveraging Cloud Load Balancers to balance the workload between the cloud servers. Charges apply for outgoing bandwidth through the dedicated environment, ...

How many concurrent connections can the service handle?

A single load balancer is capable of consistently handling 20,000 concurrent connections with support for periodic spikes estimated at up to 100,000 concurrent connections. Because Cloud Load Balancers are implemented in a multi-tenant environment, estima ...

Who should not use SSL termination on Cloud Load Balancers?

You should not use SSL termination when transferring certain types of sensitive customer data classified as Personally Identifiable Information (PII) . Examples of PII include information protected by the HIPAA and Gramm-Leach-Bliley acts, credit card inf ...

How can I raise my API rate limits for Cloud Load Balancers?

To modify imposed API rate limits, contact Support. Cloud Load Balancers Load Balancing ...

Can I manage my Cloud Load Balancer using the API?

Yes, implementation and management of the Cloud Load Balancer solution is currently available through the Rackspace Cloud Control Panel and the API. To use the Cloud Load Balancer API, you should have a general understanding of the load balancing service ...

Do Cloud Load Balancers work with dedicated servers?

Yes, but we recommend using RackConnect to include dedicated servers , except in low-traffic scenarios, because of the potential for significant bandwidth charges. Without RackConnect, you are billed for bandwidth charges for requests outbound from the lo ...

How do you manage and distribute IPs?

Each load balancer comes with one public IPv4 address. Cloud Load Balancers Load Balancing ...

What is the maximum throughput of each load balancer?

A single Cloud Load Balancer is connected through a 10Gb/second network to both the public network and Rackspace's internal network, which has been tested to achieve about 9Gb/second of actual throughput. Some limiting factors might influence the act ...

What are the benefits of using SSL Termination on the Cloud Load Balancer?

With SSL Termination the traffic is decrypted at the Cloud Load Balancer, and unencrypted traffic can now be distributed to one or more Cloud Servers to be processed Following are other benefits: The ability to configure a load balancer that accepts both ...

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