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Loadbalancing and its benefits

What is load balancing?
Load balancing is the practice of distributing a workload across multiple computers for improved performance. Load balancing distributes work among resources in such a way that no one resource should be overloaded and each resource can have improved performance, depending on the load balancing algorithm. Items such as network traffic, SSL requests, database queries, or even hardware resources such as memory can be load balanced. This practice is commonly used in server farms where multiple physical boxes are coordinated to fulfill the requests of many end users.

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