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gRPC Load Balancing on Kubernetes without Tears

Many new gRPC users are surprised to find that Kubernetes’s default load balancing often doesn’t work out of the box with gRPC. For example, here’s what happens when you take a simple gRPC Node.js microservices app and deploy it on Kubernetes: While the voting service displayed here has several...
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Heptio Launches New Open Source Load-Balancing Project with Kubernetes in Mind

Heptio added a new load balancer to its stable of open-source projects Monday, targeting Kubernetes users who are managing multiple clusters of the container-orchestration tool alongside older infrastructure. Gimbal, developed in conjunction with Heptio customer Actapio, was designed to route...
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DNS round-robin is mapping multiple servers to the same hostname and really has nothing to do with the charming variety shown here.

Simple Load Balancing with DNS on Linux

When you have server back ends built of multiple servers, such as clustered or mirrowed web or file servers, a load balancer provides a single point of entry. Large busy shops spend big money on high-end load balancers that perform a wide range of tasks: proxy, caching, health checks, SSL...
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Introduction to Modern Network Load Balancing and Proxying

It was brought to my attention recently that there is a dearth of introductory educational material available about modern network load balancing and proxying. I thought to myself: How can this be? Load balancing is one of the core concepts required for building reliable distributed systems. Surely...
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Citrix Gives Away Netscaler Containers for Free

Having put Netscaler’s load balancing software into containers, Citrix is now handing out free samples. Netscaler CPX Express, a developer version of the CPX container, is available for free downloading, the company announced yesterday at LinuxCon North America in Toronto. There’s even a catchy URL...
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