Load Balancer as a Service (LbaaS) refers to enabling self-servicing to end users to provision service requests such as automation of VIP configuration. LBaaS can set new standards for deploying applications services and reducing costs, especially by enabling self-servicing capabilities for L4-L7 services for application teams. LBaaS was originally developed as the networking service for load balancing in OpenStack private cloud environments. However, the LBaaS model can be extended to hardware implementations using automation.
LBaaS method uses a simple approach to meet the agility and application traffic demands of today’s companies. By employing the “as a service” model automation solutions are used to simplify the whole process associated with delivering L4-L7 services. By utilizing an advanced load balancer automation solution like AppViewX, users can automate load balancing services, like automation of VIP configuration and meet their complex application needs as a result.
AppViewX provides a simple approach for automation of VIP configuration and other load balancer services. The user can utilize a simple self-servicing automation workflow that automates the whole network change management process through integration with ITSM and DNS systems.
With this service model, users can automate the entire change workflow while providing
- Consistent network change management controls and enforcing deployment standards to address various application deployment scenarios.
- Standardized service offerings enabling rapid change request response.
- Automation of configuration change requests to ensure rapid and efficient delivery and improve quality using error-checking.
- An optimized load balancer deployment process that bridges the gap between different teams.
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