Load Balancers On-demand, scalable traffic management

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Rapid spikes in online traffic can challenge even the best web sites and applications. During online sales events, even a brief outage can cost you thousands of customers. Cloud Load Balancers manage online traffic by distributing workloads across multiple servers and resources automatically or on demand. They maximize your workload performance and help prevent overload to help give your users a seamless experience.
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Dedicated IP address
Each load balancer is assigned an IP address that remains static while the load balancer is in use.
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Supports SSL termination
Offloads public key encryption and decryption, and provides https to httpsS redirect to help secure transactions.
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Built-in high availability
One load balancer is all you need for high availability. See the Cloud Load Balancer SLA.

Database Hosting Features

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Advanced algorithms

Route traffic to backend nodes in the most optimal way for your app. Support includes round-robin, weighted round-robin, least connections, weighted least connections, and random.
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Full-featured API

Use a RESTful web service interface to perform tasks like creating and removing load balancers, adding servers to a pool, or removing servers from a pool.
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Health checks

Uses synthetic transaction monitoring to inspect https response codes and body content to determine if workloads are healthy.
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Multiple protocols

Supports a variety of load balancing protocols on internal and public interfaces, including https, httpsS, LDAP, LDAPS, IMAP, FTP, POP3, POP3S, SMTP, TCP, TCP Client-First, UDP, SFTP and MySQL.