TechNet Wiki: Load Balancing and Cloud Computing (SCVMM 2012)

TechNet Wiki: Load Balancing and Cloud Computing (SCVMM 2012)

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InfoButtonHere’s a heads up on a nice article I found over on the TechNet Wiki today. This is another one written by MVP Kristian Nese and it talks about load balancing and cloud computing in relation to SCVMM 2012:

One characteristic of cloud computing is virtualized network access to your applications/services. The point is that no matter where you access the service, you are automatically directed to the available resources. We are using load balancing to distribute service requests to these resources.

This is normally implemented using hardware load balancers, like F5 Big IP servers.

What can be load balanced?

  • Access to application instances
  • Services such as DNS, FTP, HTTP, and HTTPS
  • Storage resources
  • Connections through intelligent switches

If you ask me, cloud computing would be difficult to “achieve” without load balancing. It provides redundancy through redirection, and fault tolerance when coupled with a failover mechanism.

So, this brings us to the Load Balancing feature in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012….

You can continue reading Kristian’s article here.

J.C. Hornbeck | System Center Knowledge Engineer

App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/appv/
AVIcode Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/avicode
ConfigMgr Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/configurationmgr/
DPM Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/dpm/
MED-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/medv/
OOB Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/oob/
Opalis Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/opalis
Orchestrator Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/orchestrator/
OpsMgr Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/operationsmgr/
SCMDM Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/mdm/
SCVMM Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm
Server App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/serverappv
Service Manager Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/servicemanager
System Center Essentials Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenteressentials
WSUS Support Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/sus/

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  • I like how you include the icon at the beginning of each article so that we know what it's about. I'm surprised you don't tag it similarly. The long list of links in your signature throws me off though (feels like part of the content).

  • Anyway, this is the perfect example of a great review of a TechNet Wiki article. Go Wiki Go!