Rackspace launches cloud load balancers

Rackspace's Cloud Load Balancers aim to automate workloads across servers and configurations.

Rackspace on Tuesday rolled out cloud load balancers that work with its Cloud Servers or dedicated resources.

The company, which is in a bit of dogfight with hosting companies as well as cloud players like Amazon Web Services, said it Cloud Load Balancers are designed to be easy to set up and configure.

Rackspace's Cloud Load Balancers aim to automate workloads across servers and configurations. In many respects, Rackspace's effort is an answer to Amazon Web Services' Elastic Load Balancing, which levels out the load between EC2 instances.

Features include static IP addresses, high availability, multiple protocols, API and control panel access and session persistence.

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