[Idea?] Load Balance as Service or DNS based.

July 21, 2015 1k views
Load Balancing DigitalOcean DNS Clustering Configuration Management Debian Ubuntu

It would be awesome if the Digital Ocean offered the Load Balance as a Service like the Amazon do with ELB. If my infrastructure were more bigger, maybe i create a new droplet only for it .

A DNS based Load Balance maybe resolve it. For example, if i create a "A" registry for each ip or only on "A" registry support more that one IP.

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Even though this isn't a feature right now, DO has a nice API you can use to achieve this. Either you can setup your own system to create & delete droplets as needed, or you can use something like what is in this tutorial here. https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-automate-the-scaling-of-your-web-application-on-digitalocean

In this tutorial, we will demonstrate how to use DigitalOcean API to horizontally scale your server setup. To do this, we will use **DOProxy**, a relatively simple Ruby script that, once configured, provides a command line interface to scale your HTTP application server tier up or down. The primary purpose of this tutorial is to teach the minimally required concepts necessary to programmatically scale your DigitalOcean server architecture through the API.
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