Managed Load Balancing
Modern hosting solutions generally do not consist of only one server. However, to ensure that all incoming traffic is balanced efficiently to all servers, or in the case of an issue, the traffic must be rerouted. Zonesa provides the Managed Load Balancing solution to meet these requirements.
The Managed Load Balancing solution is designed to route the traffic through a redundant infrastructure of load balancers to achieve an optimal load sharing between all servers. The complete management, administration and maintenance are conducted by Zonesa. This service includes the hardware, connectivity, and any additional ordered services. In addition, the customers are supported by the Zonesa Support Team.
Managed Load Balacing
Managed Load Balancing contains the following services:
- Consulting (technical specification of the individual service)
- First setup for load balancing (VLAN, VIPs etc.)
- Customization of technical parameters after consultation
- Documentation of the service and configuration
- Setup of server hardware and services
- Service and monitoring of the entire infrastructure
To configure a load balancing service, a virtual IP (VIP) needs to be set up on the load balancers, which is publicly accessible. All traffic is addressed to this VIP and gets load balanced to the real servers. There are different load balancing methods available; such as round-robin, or least-connection. Furthermore, safe balancing sessions, e.g. using cookies or read the http header, are possible.
The complete configuration and administration is handled by Zonesa. A meeting will be arranged between the customer and the Zonesa Technical Consultant team. In order to change the initial setup, it will be necessary to send an alteration request to the Technical Consultants. After approval the change will be done.
A service level agreement is offered for Zonesa Managed Load Balancing. It contains service availabilities, maximum recovery times, and maximum response times. The Service Level Agreement is provided as a separate document.
Service Management and Support
The Support and Monitoring by Zonesa is working 24 hours a day on 365 days a year. If the Support detects a failure in the services, arrangements to correct the failure will be initiated immediately.
Zonesa is available to its clients 24 hours each day, every day of the year, through our Phone Support. Information for the Phone Support is provided after the service has been provisioned. Zonesa usually confirms incoming error reports from customers within one hour, and informs the customer on short notice about the troubleshooting status.
Zonesa announces scheduled maintenance, which may impact a customer’s service, at least three business days in advance. Scheduled maintenance is normally performed between midnight and 6 a.m. GMT.