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All data traffic from the public Internet that aims to access Azure resources must pass through the Azure load balancer, which processes various protocols (e.g., http, https, smtp) and where appropriate forwards calls to the required Azure resources after performing security checks. The load balancer checks the availability of the resources on a regular basis and ensures that calls are sent only to available resources. For multilayered applications, within a Virtual Network an internal load balancer can also be configured between the individual layers.

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Getting Started

  1. 5/4/2017, Video, 0:58:03
    In this keynote session, come learn how to build, deploy, scale, and monitor large, global web applications in Microsoft Azure leveraging the full Azure networking stack. In...
  2. 10/12/2016, Video, 0:08:47
    Corey Sanders, Director of Program Management on the Microsoft Azure Compute team talks about how to architect your load balancers & traffic management with none other than...

Load Balancer News

10/2/2019, Service Updates
Bring your own IP addresses, IP prefixes, and scale out the number of IPs assigned to the SLB.
8/26/2019, Microsoft Azure Blog
Azure introduced an advanced, more efficient Load Balancer platform in late 2017. This platform adds a whole new set of abilities for customer workloads using the new Standard Load Balancer. One...