Should an ISP link become unavailable, one or more links will handle the traffic until the troubled link returns to normal.
OUTBOUND TRAFFIC BALANCING
The link balancer will be able to distribute traffic leaving the organization across available links based on organizational preferences.
INBOUND TRAFFIC BALANCING
Through DNS (Domain Name Service) interception, a link balancer will be able to distribute incoming traffic across all selected links.
Common examples include roaming VPN clients, webmail access, transactional applications and email retrieval by remote users.
UC-AWARE TRAFFIC BALANCING
Through Martello’s inspection tools, our link balancing devices can steer traffic across multiple ISPs based on UC relevant metrics such as jitter, packet loss, and RTT, and calculate MOS Scores on available paths to maximize Voice Quality at all times.
How do Martello Link Balancers Work?
LBX and VLBX devices allow the use of many routed links simultaneously and support any kind of routed link or speed. Their deployment requires no change to standard router configurations. Martello Link Balancers allow balancing for both incoming and outgoing traffic, usually on a per session basis (source IP, destination IP, source port, destination port, and protocol).
Multiple balancing rules are configured with different algorithms and link selection so the network administrator can have control over network link selection and usage (traffic segmentation). The best link for a given task is identified, and the traffic is directed accordingly, optimizing the available bandwidth and creating a smarter network.
Complimentary services include:
Quality of Service (QoS) for traffic allocation, Site-to-Site resiliency and link bonding, geographic load balancing, the possibility to enable or disable balancing rules depending on specific conditions or status and the verification of available traffic destinations.