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Load balancing app services RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have a few critical app services which are API endpoints for critical applications. Now sometimes, there are outages from Microsoft which bring down these apps. Is there a way to setup multiple zones or load balancing strategy for these app services so that if they are down, there's a backup or mirror copy? Upon reading articles online, it seems like load balanzer only apply to VM? These are not VM, but just app services instance in Azure. What would be the best strategy to implement this?  

    Thanks in advanced!

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017 1:47 AM

All replies

  • Depending on what app service plan you are using you could take benefit from the integrated load balancer and traffic manager. 

    https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/app-service/plans/

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/traffic-manager/


    • Edited by T_Vuorenmaa Sunday, December 17, 2017 10:01 PM
    Sunday, December 17, 2017 7:10 PM
  • You can refer guideline for how to run an Azure App Service application in multiple regions to achieve high availability-

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/architecture/reference-architectures/app-service-web-app/multi-region


    dharampal sikhwal

    Monday, December 18, 2017 6:37 AM
  • I think the best strategy would be to use Azure Traffic Manager. Standard, Premium and Isolated App service plans offer Integrated Load Balancer as well as Traffic Manager.

    When App Service endpoints are added to an Azure Traffic Manager profile, Azure Traffic Manager keeps track of the status of your App Service apps (running, stopped, or deleted) so that it can decide which of those endpoints should receive traffic. Azure Traffic Manager has Priority routing method which uses a primary app for all traffic, and provide backups in case the primary or the backup apps are unavailable. Thus, it would ensure availability for your app services.

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    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 12:45 AM
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