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  • Liz Fong-Jones talks about Google’s history of loadbalancers

    “Okay, the time has come, it’s been an entire decade, let’s talk about loadbalancing techniques and how they evolved at Google in response to various practical failure modes, from 2008 to 2012.” This thread is great. A solid history of Google’s use of various load balancing techniques, ranging from N+1 service duplication with implicit failover rules, modern-service-mesh-style proxying, client-side builtin load balancing libs, followed by local sidecars which downloaded routing assignment configs periodically and operated mainly offline.

    (tags: load-balancing history google ops liz-fong-jones service-meshes sidecars proxies)

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