Please log in to watch this conference skillscast.
A benefit (and reason to adopt) a microservices-based architecture is the ability to horizontally scale any instance of a microservice. A multi-instance microservice of course requires a single service location (endpoint) so that other services can use it without needing to keep track of the multiple instances. A popular way of providing this service is by using a load balancer. The load balancer (or the load balancer controller) now has to take this responsibility of keeping track of the multiple instances.This talk will discuss the various approaches taken in different container managers (e.g., Kubernetes and Docker Swarm) towards load balancing and highlight how open source and commercial load balancers fit into these approaches.
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE:
- Azure DevOps (in Online on 15th July 2020)
- Debugging Containers on Kubernetes with "kubectl debug" (in Online Event on 23rd July 2020)
- Your Kernel and You - How cgroups make containers possible (SkillsCast recorded in October 2019)
- Keynote: It’s a Trap! Vendor Lock-in and the Cloud (SkillsCast recorded in September 2019)
Teaching an old dog new tricks: hardware load balancers for container clusters and micro services
Chiradeep Vittal is a Distinguished Engineer at Citrix Systems. Prior to Citrix, he was a founding engineer at Cloud.com (progenitor of Apache CloudStack -an IAAS platform), often tasked with the thorny details of virtualized networking and storage.