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Practical Load Balancing: Ride the Performance Tiger by Eelco Plugge, David Hows, Peter Membrey

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C H A P T E R  13

Load Balancing in the Cloud

Cloud computing is one of the newest developments in IT and is becoming more and more pervasive as time goes by. In view of its growing popularity and market presence, it is important to understand the impact of load balancing within the cloud.

This chapter aims to provide the following:

  • A clear and concise definition of what cloud computing is!
  • A ground up view of what comprises a cloud platform and cloud server.
  • Methods for taking advantage of cloud computing to load balance your application loads.
  • Common methods for load balancing the cloud itself.
  • An overview of some of the specific implications of working within the cloud.

Cloud Computing

As with any new technology, there is a significant ...

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