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Load Balancing


Load Balancing

You can quickly configure SSL termination for an existing Cloud Load Balancer by using the Cloud Control Panel.
Click on an existing load balancer to open its Details Page.
Scroll to the Optional Features section. 
Click the Edit...
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To modify imposed API rate limits, contact Support.
 
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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...
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In most cases, it should take less than one minute to provision a load balancer after the API request is submitted. During periods of extreme system load, it should take no more than a few minutes for complete provisioning.
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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-...
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Each load balancer comes with one public IPv4 address.
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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-...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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Rackspace Cloud Servers has introduced a new architecture for Linux and Microsoft Windows servers called Performance Cloud Servers. This article describes some of the major features and benefits that this new offering provides:...
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Survey questions and responses from the 2013 Cloud Survey commissioned by Rackspace Hosting and conducted by Vanson Bourne are listed below. This study investigated the use of different types of clouds – public, private and...
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The following permissions matrix displays specific permissions for the roles in Cloud Load Balancers. The matrix displays the method names, their corresponding RESTful API commands, and the roles that are supported.
API...
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To configure RackConnect to allow Cloud Load Balancer traffic to your Cloud Servers, a “Dedicated to Cloud” RackConnect Network Policy will need to be created to allow your Cloud Load Balancer resources to communicate with your...
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When using SSL Termination on your load balancers, the following requirements should be understood.
Additional fees apply when SSL Termination is enabled.
SSL Termination is available to Rackspace Cloud Load Balancer customers in...
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ServiceNet is an internal only, multi-tenant network connection within each Rackspace data center. ServiceNet IP addresses are not accessible from the public Internet and are local to each data center.
Note: You can configure...
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After SSL Termination decrypts the data at the Cloud Load Balancer, it passes the unencrypted data to any nodes that are configured for that device.  If you have nodes that are not in the same data center as the SSL-enabled load...
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SSL Termination on Cloud Load Balancers is supported via the API and through the Cloud Control Panel.  SSL Termination allows users to have their secure traffic terminate at the load balancer with centralized certificate...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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This Second Guide will show you how to add new Cloud Servers and Cloud Load Balancers to your account, as well as how to work with Cloud Files through the File Manager.
 
Cloud Servers
Rackspace Cloud Essentials 2 - Creating a...
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So this article will be a continuation of Simple Load Balancing and will use extensions from Installing an SSL certificate. What we are going to do is build a load balancer using the skeleton from the last article and encrypt all...
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Note: This article was written before the introduction of Cloud Load Balancers, which is our recommended solution for Load balancing, but customers may still wish to try this procedure so we have left it available for legacy...
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Scaling and High Availability

Rackspace Cloud Servers has introduced a new architecture for Linux and Microsoft Windows servers called Performance Cloud Servers. This article describes some of the major features and benefits that this new offering provides:...
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Server Management

Rackspace Cloud Servers has introduced a new architecture for Linux and Microsoft Windows servers called Performance Cloud Servers. This article describes some of the major features and benefits that this new offering provides:...
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Resizing

Rackspace Cloud Servers has introduced a new architecture for Linux and Microsoft Windows servers called Performance Cloud Servers. This article describes some of the major features and benefits that this new offering provides:...
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Backups

Rackspace Cloud Servers has introduced a new architecture for Linux and Microsoft Windows servers called Performance Cloud Servers. This article describes some of the major features and benefits that this new offering provides:...
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Server Images

Rackspace Cloud Servers has introduced a new architecture for Linux and Microsoft Windows servers called Performance Cloud Servers. This article describes some of the major features and benefits that this new offering provides:...
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Migrations

Rackspace Cloud Servers has introduced a new architecture for Linux and Microsoft Windows servers called Performance Cloud Servers. This article describes some of the major features and benefits that this new offering provides:...
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Performance

Rackspace Cloud Servers has introduced a new architecture for Linux and Microsoft Windows servers called Performance Cloud Servers. This article describes some of the major features and benefits that this new offering provides:...
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API

Rackspace Cloud Servers has introduced a new architecture for Linux and Microsoft Windows servers called Performance Cloud Servers. This article describes some of the major features and benefits that this new offering provides:...
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High Availability - HA

 
This Second Guide will show you how to add new Cloud Servers and Cloud Load Balancers to your account, as well as how to work with Cloud Files through the File Manager.
 
Cloud Servers
Rackspace Cloud Essentials 2 - Creating a...
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Uncategorized

 
This Second Guide will show you how to add new Cloud Servers and Cloud Load Balancers to your account, as well as how to work with Cloud Files through the File Manager.
 
Cloud Servers
Rackspace Cloud Essentials 2 - Creating a...
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Control Panel Software

 
This Second Guide will show you how to add new Cloud Servers and Cloud Load Balancers to your account, as well as how to work with Cloud Files through the File Manager.
 
Cloud Servers
Rackspace Cloud Essentials 2 - Creating a...
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Server Migration

 
This Second Guide will show you how to add new Cloud Servers and Cloud Load Balancers to your account, as well as how to work with Cloud Files through the File Manager.
 
Cloud Servers
Rackspace Cloud Essentials 2 - Creating a...
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Linux Tools

 
This Second Guide will show you how to add new Cloud Servers and Cloud Load Balancers to your account, as well as how to work with Cloud Files through the File Manager.
 
Cloud Servers
Rackspace Cloud Essentials 2 - Creating a...
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Windows Tools

 
This Second Guide will show you how to add new Cloud Servers and Cloud Load Balancers to your account, as well as how to work with Cloud Files through the File Manager.
 
Cloud Servers
Rackspace Cloud Essentials 2 - Creating a...
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- Getting Started -

 
This Second Guide will show you how to add new Cloud Servers and Cloud Load Balancers to your account, as well as how to work with Cloud Files through the File Manager.
 
Cloud Servers
Rackspace Cloud Essentials 2 - Creating a...
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SSL

So this article will be a continuation of Simple Load Balancing and will use extensions from Installing an SSL certificate. What we are going to do is build a load balancer using the skeleton from the last article and encrypt all...
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