Excellent way to manage network load if you already use the AWS suite of applications
July 28, 2021

Excellent way to manage network load if you already use the AWS suite of applications

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Elastic Load Balancing

We are using Amazon Elastic Load Balancing for our digital learning platform, as part of our suite of AWS products, in order to keep abreast of the stress on our various network targets and make sure the loads between them remain balanced. We also use it to troubleshoot slowdowns or bottlenecks in the network by running the diagnostics that Amazon Elastic Load Balancing provides.
  • I like being able to check the status of the load on any of our targets, in real time
  • It is helpful to be able to run diagnostics when we have slowdowns in the network
  • Amazon Elastic Load Balancing integrates well with the other AWS products we are using
  • Occasionally we have a huge number of users using our network at once, and Amazon ELB isn't quite fast enough to scale effectively when that occurs. But this doesn't happen very often as our usage is usually quite stable
  • If we want to add another application to our learning suite, we would have to add another load balancer, which would incur additional cost
  • The setup was not easy and could really only be handled by one person on our team with the technical background to do so
  • Integration with other AWS applications
  • Ability to run diagnostics on network slowdowns or bottlenecks
  • Customization of notifications so we can tell when the network is having issues based on our own benchmarks
  • Allows us to troubleshoot and address network issues, which improves our end user experience
  • Provides an integrated way to balance our network load without having to deal with other suites besides AWS, saving time and effort
  • Allows us to see the effects that different code changes have on our network performance, which means more efficient development on the back end

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Amazon Elastic Load Balancing is great if you are already using a lot of other Amazon Web Services applications. It is built to integrate well with those, so your implementation will go a lot smoother. If you're already using other cloud computing services from different companies, you will have a much slower and more difficult time with integrating Amazon Elastic Load Balancing into your suite of applications.