A new version of the Elastic Load Balancer called the Dedicated Load Balancer will be available as Beta at the end of January 2022. The service is not yet covered by SLAs during the beta period and may be disrupted for upgrade purposes. During the beta phase, the service is available to all Open Telekom Cloud users free of charge. The beta phase is expected to be finished at the end of March 2022, at which point the service will be fully available.
Each Elastic Load Balancer has its advantages for different requirements.
- Shared Load Balancer is suitable for web services with heavy traffic. This type of load balancer is capable of forwarding requests based on domain names or URLs to meet your needs more flexibly. Resources are shared among load balancers, and the performance of a load balancer is affected by other load balancers.
- Dedicated Load Balancer allows you to have exclusive use of resources, so that the performance of a dedicated load balancer is not affected by other load balancers. In addition, there are a wide range of specifications available for selection. Dedicated load balancers provide more powerful forwarding performance and support cross-AZ deployment.
Further information is available in the service description, user manual, or from our support team.