Load Balancing

Software Load Balancers for Your Cloud

Triton supports several load balancing options. Click on the icons below to explore the details of load balancing solutions based upon Brocade Virtual Traffic Manager, NGINX on AutoPilot, and Triton CNS.

Brocade Virtual Traffic Manger

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Enhanced User Experience

Enhance your customer experience and grow your business with more attractive and responsive services. Brocade boosts data center efficiency through smart load balancing and traffic management, at the same time delivering a faster, more secure, and reliable user experience.

Higher Performance

Increase the efficiency of your systems and boost the throughput of application servers by up to 50% with intelligent load-balancing and by offloading compute-intensive functions such as SSL and compression. Brocade Virtual Traffic Manager also includes dynamic content caching for enhanced performance.

Lower Cost with Cloud Economics

As a pure software solution intended for the widest variety of deployments, Brocade Virtual Traffic Manager enables a more flexible on-demand application delivery strategy and provides a common delivery platform that can grow with your business using ADC-as-a-Service.

What Capabilities Does it Provide?

Layer7 Intelligence

  • Application-aware optimization for virtual and cloud services
  • Global load balancing with intelligent service routing
  • Inspect traffic in real time and control services levels
  • Auto-scale applications with service-level monitoring
  • Optional add-on modules for WAF, WCO and FIPS 140-2 Level

Build Robust, Secure & Dependable Apps

  • N+M clustering for increased reliability and scalability
  • Global load balancing even between cloud regions
  • Service-level monitoring with application auto-scaling
  • Cloud bursting and cloud balancing
  • Protect against traffic surges and unwanted requests

Fine-grained Visibility and Control

  • Bandwidth management and traffic shaping to differentiate service levels
  • Graphical views and analytics for traffic inspection
  • Customize with high-performance rules using TrafficScript
  • Service automation using REST API
  • Building-block for ADC-as-a-Service
  • Easy to use, with intuitive service management

Brocade Product Features

Throughput Load
SSL Clustering Caching/
Service Level Monitoring Traffic Rules
Global LB Application
Developer Edition 1mbps
500M – 200 Mbps Instance types 200 mbps Yes-Simple 100 SSL TPS
1000Ms 200 mbps Yes 1000 SSL TPS
1000H 1 gbps Yes 1000 SSL TPS
2000Ls 1 gbps Yes 10000 SSL TPS
4000L 5 gbps Yes Unlimited

Massive Performance Gains

Asynchronous, event-based processing gives Nginx a big jump on traditional reverse proxy servers which are bottlenecked by performance constraints of synchronous processing of requests.

No Hardware limitations

No special hardware is needed with it’s software optimized stack.

Simple to deploy & manage

Quick install with multiple package managers like npm, installers on Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Windows, or make files from source. Open source and easy to administer with simple config files.

What Capabilities Does it Provide?

Nginx is great as an HTTP Server, Mail Proxy server, and serves many other purposes. However, it found its sweet spot with Reverse Proxy and Load Balancing.

  • TCP/UDP Reverse Proxy Features
  • Generic proxying of TCP and UDP
  • SSL and TLS SNI support for TCP
  • Load balancing and fault tolerance
  • Access control based on client address
  • Executing different functions depending on the client address
  • Limiting the number of simultaneous connections coming from one address
  • Access log formats, buffered log writing, fast log rotation, and syslog logging
  • IP-based geolocation, A/B testing, nginScript

Checkout the Application Aware Example with Nginx on Container Pilot


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Triton Container Name Service (CNS)

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Triton Container Name Service (CNS) is a completely automatic, universal DNS for your containers and VMs on Triton. It is tightly integrated with Triton to eliminate complexity and simplify operations.

Triton CNS serves address records (both A and AAAA) for containers by instance name and tags. Multiple containers providing the same service can share the same tag and will be returned in the same address record. Because Triton CNS knows when containers are started or stopped, including unexpected stops, the DNS information is automatically updated and requests will be sent to running containers.

Introducing CNS

Using CNS with Docker

Learn more about Triton CNS, and how it compares to other load balancing options.

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