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Load balancing

Explore Azure load-balancing services and find the best solution for your workloads using an easy-to-use service selection tool

Improve application scalability, availability and security

Instantly scale your applications with Azure load balancing services for high availability and high performance. Get started with a quick needs assessment and load balancing recommendation – using the service selection tool.

Optimise every application with Azure load balancing services

Azure Traffic Manager

DNS-based traffic load balancer

Distribute traffic optimally to services across global Azure regions – with DNS-based traffic routing methods. Prioritise user access, help ensure adherence to data sovereignty, and adjust traffic for app upgrades and maintenance.

Supports:

  • HTTP, HTTPS, HTTP/2, TCP, UDP
  • Layer 7
  • Global apps

Azure Load Balancer

Network-layer load balancer

Build high availability and network performance into your applications with low-latency layer 4 load balancing capabilities. Balance traffic between virtual machines (VMs) inside your virtual networks and across multitiered hybrid apps.

Supports:

  • TCP, UDP
  • Layer 4
  • Global and regional apps

Azure Application Gateway

Application delivery controller as a service

Transform web front-ends into scalable and highly available apps using layer 7 load balancing capabilities. Distribute regional applications more securely.

Supports:

  • HTTP, HTTPS, HTTP/2
  • Layer 7
  • Regional apps
  • Web application firewall
  • SSL/TLS offloading

Azure Front Door

Highly secure global application delivery

Deliver real-time performance of global web applications using the Microsoft global edge network. Accelerate content and transform multiple microservice applications into a single more secure app delivery architecture.

Supports:

  • HTTP, HTTPS, HTTP/2
  • Layer 7
  • Global apps
  • Web application firewall
  • SSL/TLS offloading

Discover the right load balancing services for your organisation

Use the service selection tool

Get help with choosing the best Azure cloud load balancing services for your needs. Answer a few questions about your applications, workloads and performance requirements. You’ll get a recommendation based on architectural best practices.

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