No its not a bloody free load balancer and never will be.
Last week we exhibited at Cloud Expo Europe, promoting the release of the new cloud products:  ENTERPRISE AWS + ENTERPRISE AZURE . We love trade shows, it provides a platform to meet existing customers as well as potential new customers. Several people visiting our stand mentioned the recent announcement that  Kemp Technologies have released a free load balancer . Understandably they were interested to hear if we would be responding in kind, however in his usual politically correct mood our boss responded with: “ No, its not bloody free and never will be”, Malcolm Turnbull – CEO Loadbalancer.org As usual we had a good chat with the guys on the Kemp stand, nice people, with a good product – but apparently they said they don’t compete with us. We really enjoyed meeting some existing customers and potential new ones. … (0 comment)

Denial of Service (DOS) attacks can be especially effective against certain types of web application. If the application is highly dynamic or database intensive it can be remarkably simple to degrade or cripple the functionality of a site. This blog article describes some simple methods to mitigate single source IP DOS attacks using HAProxy. I’ve described how you would implement the techniques using the Loadbalancer.org appliance but they are easily transferable to any HAProxy based cluster… (0 comment)

The media industry had lots of fun at the expense of e-commerce outlets on Black Friday  mercilessly reporting on site crashes and outages  . My wife yelled that I needed to ‘fix the Internet’ when Argos.co.uk would not respond immediately to her demands on Friday evening. … (0 comment)