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Learn to Load Balance Your High Traffic Sites

Published on November 22, 2021 · Updated on December 8, 2021
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By Mason Egger
Developer Advocate
Learn to Load Balance Your High Traffic Sites


About the Talk

Is your app highly available? Do you know what happens to your site when your server goes down? Load balancers are a tool that can provide peace of mind and stability to your infrastructure.

What You’ll Learn

  • What is a load balancer
  • When to use a load balancer
  • How to utilize DigitalOcean Load Balancers

This Talk Is Designed For

  • Anyone that wants to create highly available setups
  • Anyone running servers, Kubernetes clusters, or DigitalOcean App Platform apps


DigitalOcean Load Balancers DigitalOcean Load Balancers are a fully-managed, highly available network load balancing service. Load balancers distribute traffic to groups of Droplets, which decouples the overall health of a backend service from the health of a single server to ensure that your services stay online.

Introduction to DigitalOcean Load Balancers

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About the authors
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Developer Advocate

Mason is currently a Sr. Developer Advocate at DigitalOcean who specializes in cloud infrastructure, distributed systems, and Python.

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