OpenStack Load Balancing as a Service (LBaaS) Overview


Rackspace recently released version 12.2 of Rackspace Private Cloud (RPC) based on the Liberty release. In RPC v12.2, Rackspace supports Load Balancing as a Service (LBaaS). Since LBaaS is still a relatively new offering in the OpenStack community,  I want to provide more details to help users understand what LBaaS does and how it can be used in an OpenStack cloud.

Today’s post will provide a technical overview of LBaaS by answering four questions:

  1. What is load balancing and Load Balancing as a Service?
  2. How does LBaaS work in OpenStack?
  3. What does Rackspace recommend for load balancing in OpenStack?
  4. What may be the future of LBaaS in RPC?

To read more about Load Balancing as a Service in OpenStack, please click here to go to my article on the Rackspace blog site.


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