AWS Elastic Load Balancing

AWS Elastic Load Balancing

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Elastic Load Balancing automatically distributes incoming application traffic across multiple Amazon EC2 instances.

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Rahul M.
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"Efficient way to balance your traffic in seconds ."

What do you like best?

I liked how easily we can balance the traffic and avoid particular resource to get over burden by requests. The checks for failure is awesome feature. The Application load balancer is very good to route requests for different versions/context roots for an application on particular EC2 .

What do you dislike?

The load balancer url should not get generated itself and it should be like S3 where we can create bucket with name of our choice.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Start using the new features of AWS ELB. The Network and Application load balancers have great features.

The requests for applications with different context roots or with any other minor versions can requested to particular EC2.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As mentioned above, it is efficient and quick way to balance the traffic and checks help me to find out if my webserver is working properly or not.

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Hung V.
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"Simple"

What do you like best?

Great load balancer but almost free, it provides all necessary solution for your application include layer 4 and 7 load balancer, support both http and https, multiple certification support and multip backend pool configuration

It integrates well with Route53, AWS certificate management, cloud watch, and EC2 Auto Scale to provide a full solution for Application which requires high available, secure and scalable.

Log and monitoring system is very useful for troubleshooting issue

What do you dislike?

Limited support for port translation, do not provide IP address option

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Checking you requirement for ELB to choose correct ELB type, for example, NLB provides best performance if we do not need https or multiple backends

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We build a system with EC2, Autoscale, and Target Group and use https with the certificate from AWS certificate manager and Route 53 and Cloud Front in front to provide services.

our Load Balancer act as a central point with multiple Target Group for backend applications

What Load Balancing solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Anshu K.
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"AWS ELB review"

What do you like best?

ELB is highly availbale and allows us to route the traffic to other servers instantly even if the primary one is down.

It is not chargeable.

ELB works well with AWS auto scaling (helps scale up/scale down at run time without any impact)

We can integrate ELB with Route53 and cloudfront to serve the request on time from different location to avoid latency.

It's secure and easy to install.

What do you dislike?

Nothing much except

It's tough to write demerits of ELB as most of the things looks good only.

port translation limitation and also not allowing us for our own custom IPs.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helps in auto scaling our environment

Makes our application always accessible.

Quick way to balance traffic.

It is a central point of access from where all the traffic gets distributed

Easy to work with deployment of our webservers.

anuj m.
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"elastic load balancer"

What do you like best?

elastic load balancer is very good and managed service provided by amazon to manage the load on servers, in this service we put many servers behind elb and suppose we have lots of hit then it manage the hits and divide them equally on servers so we improved our performance and reliability. Very good and widely used service of aws to manage the hits on resources and automatically manage them.

What do you dislike?

we can put instances of other zones in same elb, so i can say this disadvantage aws elb have.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Everyone should need to use aws services as it divide the load on servers and our business run reliable and flexible without customer impact. It helps to increase the business as well.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It solving main problems of server health and make them reliable and increase our business. Best service provided by amazon to take care of our business with server health and no business impact.

Spiros P.
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"Easy to use but comes with a big word of warning"

What do you like best?

- Super easy to setup and use either with the console or the AWS command line tools

- Load balancing across multiple availability zones leads to application redundancy

- Supports sticky sessions with a cookie

- Easily configurable values of the application server's heartbeat and timeouts, so that the load balancer can identify unhealthy instances

- Monitoring, which is very easy to setup, use and extracted meaningful results from through Amazon Cloud Watch metrics

What do you dislike?

- Let me start by saying that the thing I dislike the most applies to the classic load balancer, which was the one used for my application needs. I did not use or have any experience with either their newest "Application Load Balancer" or the "Network Load Balancer". That said, the load balancer works great under continuous, non-spikey traffic but fails to accommodate instantaneous spikes in network requests. Extensive internet research showed that the load balancer needs to be "pre-warmed" and this is done by filing a request to Amazon support 24 hours ahead of the expected increase in traffic.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

- Does not respond well to traffic spikes

- Tech support is not included unless one opts for a plan

- Pricing is on the expensive side

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The goal of the project was to have a stateless Wordpress installation, as described in the "WordPress: Best Practices on AWS" whitepaper (https://d0.awsstatic.com/whitepapers/wordpress-best-practices-on-aws.pdf). Although we followed the guide to the letter, the end result failed to meet our requirements, mostly due to performance issues of the load balancer mentioned above.

Davy C.
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"Effort-less High Availability and Scalability for All Stateless Applications"

What do you like best?

Amazon EB takes out all the hardware and configuration headaches, and simply works reliably well with enough flexibility for enterprise scale apps. When configured with auto-scaling, new instances are automatically attached and detached to the EB when load triggers and met to provide sufficient throughput while dynamically adjusting for cost.

What do you dislike?

Setting up SSL certificates for the first time is no walk in the park. While the interface provides sufficient errors to hint at what works and what doesn't, it would be simply better to have deeper integration with vendors and/or guidance. While we haven't experienced the need for "pre-warming" for larger spikes in traffic, we are aware for the need to do so if we anticipate such events; otherwise, the EB is unable to adapt quickly enough.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our EB is bundled in as part of our ElasticBeanstalk web application, which serves tens of thousands of users everyday.

Evan W.
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"Elastic Load Balancing that's easy to use"

What do you like best?

Amazon has very nicely integrated their Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) suite with their Elastic Computer 2 (EC2) interface, to the point where it is as if it is one single product. ELB have easy configuration and allow for different certificate propagation methods (along with IP).

What do you dislike?

There is not much to dislike really. If anything, I wish the real time metrics available was not a premium. I suspect it is already built-in but the exposure requires additional cost, which is not easily discernible.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are trying to find a way to load balance traffic at scale as well as provide a failover system for our hosted cloud products. This allows for service despite varying capacity and redundancy when issues arise.

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"AWS Elastic Load Balancing"

What do you like best?

The ability to grow with our site is one of the biggest advantages to using this service. It is also very cost effective for what it has to offer.

What do you dislike?

AWS as a whole can be intimidating, or hard to learn.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to quickly scale based on site demand is critical for being able to keep costs down and site availability up. It has tremendously helped us stay current, scale to necessary size, and deploy web based content and applications. Being cloud based is a huge bonus, due to its always-on nature and fail safes pout in place to ensure the safety, reliability and availability of our content and data.

Joey D.
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"An easy solution to to a common problem"

What do you like best?

The ability to point and click to adjust a load balancer, or utilize the AWS-CLI do it pragmatically.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the health checks do take a little longer than expected and this can cause some issues if you are not careful when setting up your health check configuration.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Managing different types of web sites utilizing this service, it has allowed us to scale our web sites and services much faster and cost effective than with an on prem solution.

Antonin L.
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"Really good product"

What do you like best?

The loadbalancer manage ssl certificate and add you ec2 instances automatically without any configuration.

The autoscaling instigation is perfect

What do you dislike?

the ssl configuration is a bit complicated and the security group name would be more accessible

Recommendations to others considering the product:

you can go to the ELB without any problems

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

the load is automatically balanced thought my EC2 instance without configuration the instance itself or the loadbalancer itself.

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Administrator
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"Load Balancing"

What do you like best?

Easy to balance high incoming traffic with ease.

It has health checks to let you know about your server status.

The scaling policies automatically scales the number of machines and attaches them to the load balancer.

It also takes out the machines which are not responding.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing which I dislike about elastic load balancer

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Yes

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

High Traffic, high availability and scalability.

A
Administrator
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"AWS ELB"

What do you like best?

ELB is easy to configure and has ample documentation available online.

The scaling policies automatically scale the number of machines and attach them to the load balancer.

What do you dislike?

ELB is a bit expensive as compared to its other competitors. Also, it does not respond well to sudden traffic spikes. Another problem is setting up SSL certificates.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Handling huge traffic and keeping the web application available all the time in spite of huge user load

I
Internal Consultant
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"Achiving Better Fault Tolerance for Your Applications in robust and secure way."

What do you like best?

It automatically balances the load of your containerized applications. Now load balance across multiple ports on the same EC2 instances.

What do you dislike?

Whenever we have to do any maintenance activity we have to pull out machines from the instances.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In our business its keeping watch on cpu load of the machines when traffic demands are high.Its auto scaling feature helps a lot in keeping things good without manual intervention.

A
Administrator
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"Best load balancer in the industry"

What do you like best?

Easy to configure the load balancer with AWS infrastructure, and provide easy to use API's to configure with multiple instances.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing that i dislike about elastic load balancer.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Yes surely.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps to build large server infrastructure with ease.

IT
Internal Consultant in Telecommunications
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"helps in fault tolerance of any application"

What do you like best?

ELB can detect problems, stop sending traffic to them.

What do you dislike?

At the time of maintenance, we need to take out the machine from ELB

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

load balance across multiple ports on the same instances.

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