Amazon CTO Details the Evolution of the Cloud Model

Load balancers have been part of the networking landscape for decades, more often than not in recent year being lumped together under the category of Application Delivery Controller (ADC). Various load balancing services have been available in the cloud, but this week Amazon announced a significant new entrant – the Application Load Balancer for Elastic Load Balancing.

The new Application Load Balancer was announced during a keynote by Amazon CTO Werner Vogels at the AWS Summit on August 11. Vogels said the for AWS users with multiple targets for web traffic there is a clear need for a load balancer.

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