Go Beyond the Google Cloud Load Balancer
Public clouds like the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) have become attractive options for businesses migrating to the cloud. To effectively deliver applications with a consistent experience and ensure optimal performance, enterprise-grade application services such as elastic load balancing, security and analytics are needed across on-premises and clouds.
While the Google Cloud Load Balancer offers distributed, software-defined features, it lacks advanced features such as: multi-cloud support, content-switching, caching, and application analytics / monitoring.
NSX ALB: Enterprise-Grade, Multi-Cloud Load Balancing for Google Cloud Platform
NSX ALB is a multi-cloud application services platform that offers load balancing, web application firewall, and service mesh capabilities. Unlike Google Cloud Load Balancing, NSX ALB is a full-featured load balancer that provides ludicrous elasticity through on-demand autoscaling and end-to-end automation for L4-L7 services. App Insights also provide unparalleled visibility and analytics for real-time application health, end-to-end timing, traffic logs, security insights, and client insights, giving you more control over application performance than exclusively using the Google load balancer.
NSX ALB for Google Cloud Platform Features
Full-Featured Load Balancing
NSX ALB’s software-defined architecture supports multiple load balancing algorithms, advanced HTTP/2 content-switching, SSL offload, DNS, GSLB, security (iWAF), and compliance across on-premises and multi-cloud environments.
Automation and “Ludicrous Scale”
Provides an elastic application services fabric that can seamlessly scale up or scale down from 0 to 1 million transactions per second (TPS) with no impact on performance. Achieve per-application load balancing with on-demand scaling where the Google load balancer alone falls short.
Analytics and Monitoring
NSX ALB provides customizable application health monitoring, end-user experience, log analytics, and security insights. NSX ALB App Insights display real-time visualization in an intuitive dashboard, making it much easier to troubleshoot applications compared to only using Google Cloud load balancing.
NSX ALB and Google Cloud Platform Scalability Test
Learn how NSX ALB can scale from 0-1 million transactions per second (TPS) and scale back down on Google Cloud Platform with no impact on performance, at a fraction of the cost of traditional appliance-based load balancers.