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What is Azure Load Balancer?

Azure Load Balancer is a built-in load balancing for cloud services and virtual machines, you can create highly-available and scalable applications in minutes. Azure Load Balancer supports TCP/UDP-based protocols such as HTTP, HTTPS, and SMTP, and protocols used for real-time voice and video messaging applications.

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Microsoft
Description
Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software products and services; and designs and sells hardware worldwide. Flagship products include Windows, Office, Azure, SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint, Dynamics ERP and CRM, as well as Xbox; Skype; and Windows Phone.
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Year Founded
1975
Total Revenue (USD mm)
110,360
HQ Location
Redmond, WA
Phone
+1 (877) 276-2464
Ownership
NASDAQ: MSFT
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
Employees on LinkedIn®
166,946
Twitter
@Microsoft
Twitter Followers
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Computer Software
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(1001-5000 employees)
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"Load-balance incoming internet traffic to your VMs"

What do you like best?

Microsoft Azure Networking Azure Load Balancer. Internet Facing Load Balancer :- Load Balancer passes public IP request to Virtual Machine. Internal Facing Load Balancer :- Traffic within the Virtual Network is passed through the Load Balancer.

What do you dislike?

All of the communications from a single cloud service will come from the same public IP address. This means that all of the clients will share the same 64 K connection limit that is imposed by TCP. This limit is applied to connections from the same source port and source IP address to the same destination port and destination IP address.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Load Balancer passes public IP request to Virtual Machine. Virtual Machine’s response is routed back to client through the Load Balancer, onto the public IP.

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

I achieved a load-balanced ASP.NET Web API tier without requiring me to look for a partner solution. I used services and features that are supported by Microsoft, which provided me with a supported construction to do exactly what I wanted.

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Information Technology and Services
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(501-1000 employees)
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"Load Balancer for layer 4 trafict"

What do you like best?

Load Balancer is simple to create and well integrate with other Azure resources such as Scale Set, Web App and it provides almost feature we need with layer 4 Load balancer: Destination selection, Port forwarding, Automatic reconfiguration, Health probes...

We could use the Basic SKU for free and it has all the features we need for small or medium applications

What do you dislike?

Documentation is not clear enough and configures health probes base on backend service in the portal is confusing

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use this Basic Sku unless you have special requirement, it only works in layer 4 so if you need other feature such as HTTP header or client certificate you need to use Application Gateway

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

We create VM scale set with Load Balancer and it works well. It supports scale up and down, distribute traffic to all VM in scale set and we do not need to care about VM scale set just Load Balancer

Load Balancer provides good build in metric and Resource health report to troubleshoot issue

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Information Technology and Services
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"Best ever cloud load balancer"

What do you like best?

Azure Load Balancer permits us to allocate the load across multiple servers. The simplest half is it's the choice of each free and customary option. however it's a decent choice to begin with Free version though it has restricted practicality and for our case it absolutely quite enough. for a beginner its best to proceed with the free version.

What do you dislike?

The peering should be done over IP Sec tunnels not native peering.

The feature set on the far side basic load equalization is proscribed.

Yet the pricing model is bit huge.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Go for the free version first to learn and proceed with balancing concept.

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

Trying to deploy our load such that even if the infrastructure is down we will have an UN-interrupted service

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"Azure Load Balancer"

What do you like best?

Azure Load Balancer allows us to distribute the load across multiple servers. The best part is it has the option of both free and standard option. Though Free version has limited functionality but it is a good option to start with and for our case it was more than enough.

What do you dislike?

At this point and the amount of testing we have done I dont see any specific drawback. As I mentioned we have tested with free option which server our need

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are planning to move the resources to the cloud and want to make sure the applications are high;y available and you are able to distribute the load easily ALB is a great option !!!

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

We are planning to deploy our resources in the azure cloud. We want to make sure that we are able to distribute the load and in case of infrastructure going down in cloud we are still able to access our application without any interruption.

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(51-200 employees)
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"It works when it works most of the time"

What do you like best?

Azure Load Balancer is fairly easy to set up, We use it to provide front-ends for our SQL servers. Once it's set up, it works as advertised.

What do you dislike?

You are unable to access ALB endpoints from other vnets peered. The peering must be done over (more expensive) IPSec tunnels not native peering. The feature set beyond basic load balancing is limited, Session stickyness is very basic and load balancing rules don't allow custom patterns.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure you understand the limitations of ALB around vnet peering.

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

We use it to provide HA for our Always-On high availability SQL Server clusters due to requirements around IP assignment in Azure.

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Computer Networking
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(51-200 employees)
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"Easy to Use and Easy to Scale"

What do you like best?

I liked the simplicity of adding your VMS to availability sets then being able to easily target and set health probes and rules to the selected VM's

What do you dislike?

The inability to add an existing VM to an availability set

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

I am testing how to evenly distribute work on a set of virtual servers.

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Computer & Network Security
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"great tool for website hosting "

What do you like best?

it easily manage and share web site traffic with multiple server so it protects the website from the denial of service.

What do you dislike?

this configuration documents are not clear so hard to understand the concept when we try to configure the system.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You must have knowledge of azure and networks in order to have the best service performance.

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

if you have a website with high traffic, it is a good solution.

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Especialista Lider Microcomputacion
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"Tu balanceador de carga con Azure"

What do you like best?

Me encanta poder tener alta disponibilidad en mis aplicaciones y saber que azure balancer podra verificar cual tiene el mejor rendimiento para realizar la conexion.

Puedes protejes tu red interna y externa con el nat.

Es compatible con la nueva tecnologia ipv6.

What do you dislike?

Al no ser un balanceador fisico se pierde el poder de manipulación y actualización.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Debes tener conocimientos de azure y redes para poder tener el mayor rendimiento del servicio.

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

Logramos tener alta disponibilidad en las aplicaciones core.

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"Multi-layer Load balancer"

What do you like best?

load balancing at layer 4, layer 7, and global load balancing

What do you dislike?

Not as such dislike for the product, bit concerned about pricing model

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Surely we will recommend

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

Load Balancing Across Regions with heavily loaded with gui applications

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"Best tool for website host in Azure"

What do you like best?

Firstly, it is very to use and configure to use Load Balancer for the azure web app. The secondly, it works very well and can handle many request coming to the website and has effective method to dividing the traffic.

What do you dislike?

The detection which web app is having issue is not good.

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

By moving to cloud, Azure Load Balancer resolve the issues that need to replace physical load balancer.

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"A great solution for HA is the Azure Load Balancer"

What do you like best?

The best part is that the Azure load balancer is able to automatically add resources to the pool when scaling up or down.

What do you dislike?

Having fully tested and deployed several Azure load balancers we are not seeing anything to dislike about the product.

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

In order to meet our SLAs we implemented a high availability solution using the Azure load balancer.

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"Good Software, would reccomend"

What do you like best?

This cloud platform serves our company's needs. The analysis of application performance is especially usefull.

What do you dislike?

The interface is not very attractive and could be improved.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Azure Load Balancer is a little hard to use, but can be navigated with tech support and simple internet searches.

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

We were looking to solve issues surrounding the application migration experience while managing application performance.

Azure Load Balancer User Ratings

8.3
Ease of Use
Average: 8.3*
7.8
Quality of Support
Average: 8.2*
10.0
Ease of Setup
Average: 8.5*
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