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Load Balancing is Dead...

I was reading some arbitrary stuff, when I suddenly came across the topic "Load Balancers are Dead" , I thought, what the hell ... Is that really true, if they are dead what are we going to do... do we have to relearn the entire suite of technicalities, so on and so forth. My mind could digress on that for ever... I decided to read on and not just carried away by the title.

There was a relief, we dont have to relearn at all, but the application of all that knowledge will be changing. Load balancing as we know is going away, but not the concept.

We will be going to be "Distributing" and not merely "Balancing" it. Though we tend to use these terms interchangebly, it is not really the same... Distributing has Balancing as the core concept with some algorithms into the place, so that we dont just randomly keep throwing packets to random boxes, but we do some wise decision making before we give off the packets for processing. (Last place i thought i would see M…