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What is Application Load Balancing?

Bethany Hill
Nov 26, 2020 10:07:54 AM

Application load balancing refers to load balancing client traffic to backend web servers at the application layer (layer 7) of the OSI networking model. Typically this involves load balancing at web application - HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, SMTP, DNS, SSH, etc - protocol level, health checking, server monitoring, network traffic optimization, minification, and caching.

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