Internet load balancing uses multiple Internet connections by increasing the reliability and performance with the chance to achieve the result at a lower cost. It is possible to increase the Internet connection bandwidth with Internet load balancing although it is not an absolute statement.
What is Internet load balancing ?
Load Balancing is a network system technology on which we published several topics before, but that load balancing was basically for the servers for only one target – to make the server more stable when it faces the challenge of page loading requests. The working mechanism is same for Internet load balancing but the user need not to know too much complex technology, instead Internet load balancing is provided by several companies with a software with a GUI to configure it.
How Internet load balancing works ?
Multiple Internet Connections are used in Internet load balancing to accelerate and make the connection more stable than a single Internet Connection. Internet load balancing can be deployed in various ways, like using a Network Address Translation Server to connect the Internet, using a router and two Internet Connection. This is how Cisco’s IOS NAT Load Balancing for Two ISP Connections works.
We use High Speed USB Modems now for better mobility and faster connection. If two such modems have different IP addresses, that means two different I.P. addresses, using a router intended for Internet load balancing, the speed and stability of Internet Connection can be increased. How this can be achieved ? In this case Internet load balancing can be achieved by using a Virtual Private Network’s I.P. address.
This technology of Internet load balancing is often used for the High Availability servers for making the Internet Connection with the incoming and outgoing requests always on. In case of Cloud server setup, there is another network needed to connect the numerous servers together, it is often an internal ISP and almost always uses Internet load balancing. To differentiate with Server Load Balancing, some times the terminology Network Load Balancing is used to denote Internet load balancing, although there are differences and creates a confusion.