Introduction to Load Balancing

Load balancing is a generic term referring to anything you do to ensure the resources you manage are distributed efficiently, explains Seth Kenlon.

The practice of load balancing helps avoid bottlenecks by distributing a workload across multiple computational nodes. Those nodes could be physical servers in a data center, containers in a cloud, edge computing servers, Java Virtual Machines in an app framework, or daemons on a single Linux server, he says.