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Cloud Provider Linode Launches NodeBalancer

July 14
10:28 2011

Web Host NewsGalloway, NJ – Linode, a leading provider of cloud infrastructure services, today announced the immediate availability of its managed cloud-based Load-Balancing-as-a-Service (LBaaS) offering – NodeBalancer. Now any Linode customer can balance incoming requests across their Linode cloud instances to achieve greater availability and fault tolerance.

Linode’s new load balancing service monitors the real-time health and connection load of each server instance to intelligently distribute incoming requests. In the event of a node failure, health checks actively remove nodes from rotation to ensure uninterrupted availability. Additionally, since NodeBalancer constantly monitors the connection load of each server and distributes new requests to the least-loaded nodes in the pool, the risks associated with unexpected traffic spikes are more manageable for system administrators.

“NodeBalancer allows our customers to scale their applications and services horizontally. Additional back-end Linodes can easily be added with a few clicks, or can be automated using the Linode API,” said Christopher Aker, founder and chief executive officer of Linode. “Those new Linodes can then be added into rotation, providing true resource scaling on demand. It’s also a very convenient setup since a node can be taken out of rotation to perform maintenance, upgrades, or deploy new code, whilst the remaining in-rotation nodes carry the load.”

About Linode
Linode is a leading cloud hosting provider and has been offering companies of all sizes virtualized servers on demand since 2003. The company makes it easy for IT professionals to quickly select a plan, platform distribution and facility, and have one or more servers up and running in minutes. From there customers can dynamically scale their environment to meet business demands – paying only for what they use with no long-term commitments.

Linode delivers virtualized cloud services from five data centers across the U.S. and Europe to some of the most innovative companies in the world, such as The Onion and Creative Commons. The company’s proven IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) platform enables customers to fully customize their environment and leverage the improved performance, scalability, and reliability in the most cost-effective way possible. For more information, visit

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