Load Balancers for Cloud Apps

Keep things running smoothly with shared or dedicated load balancers


Real-world application performance can be unpredictable. To ensure maximum uptime and reliability, the CenturyLink Cloud platform offers a portfolio of cloud load balancers to meet the unique requirements of your apps.

Less complex applications can deploy shared load balancers, while more involved apps can use dedicated load balancers that support advanced layer 4 and layer 7 (L4 and L7) rules. SSL offloading is also available from 100 Mbps to 500 Mbps.

Proven Performance

Cloud Load Balancing from CenturyLink uses a multi-tenant, scalable and programmable infrastructure presented to the customer as a service. The Dedicated Load Balancer uses Citrix® NetScaler®, the industry’s leading web application delivery solution.

Application Availability

Includes L4 load balancing and L7 content switching, as well as database load balancing; supports IPv6.

Self-Service Shared Load Balancers

Create cloud load balancer configurations that use either “least connection” or “round robin” routing policies, and either standard or sticky persistence.

Dedicated Network Load Balancers: Experts Are Standing By

Create and configure pools of virtual servers using our intuitive Control Portal. Have a question? Our team of network engineers is standing by 24x7 to help you design and deploy the right load balancer for your app.


Cloud Load Balancers

Self-Service Cloud Load Balancers

Create, configure and manage pools of virtual servers, using our intuitive user interface. Supports “round robin” and “least connections“ routing methods and multiple persistence options.

Load Balancing Activity

View Real-Time Status & Recent Activity

Complete details on your cloud load balancing service at your fingertips — billing, bandwidth, and details on each pool of servers.

Cloud Load Balancer Portal

Setup in Minutes

Point-and-click to configure your load balancer, and assign up to 10 virtual servers per virtual IP address. Choose either “standard” or “sticky” persistence.

Use Cases

Improved Fault Tolerance

Cloud load balancing helps keep applications online and traffic flowing, even if some resources aren’t available. Dynamically re-route incoming traffic to the resources that are online, reducing the likelihood of a poor user experience and extended downtime.

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User Convenience & Better Performance

Web applications usually need to scale up over time. With load balancing from CenturyLink, you can easily scale to support more users, while providing a single URL backed by multiple servers. In addition, SSL offloading can be performed to accelerate processing.

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Cost Savings

Developers don’t always know the demands of their workloads or are constantly changing design to further optimize. With a CenturyLink load balancer on your network, the load balancer infrastructure can scale in seconds when needed to ensure application performance stays where you want it and you only pay for what you need.

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Speed to Market

With the current pace of business, speed to market can dictate success or failure. The speed to deliver your application to the end user is critical. With a load balancer on CenturyLink Cloud, you can create infrastructure that can scale to meet the needs of your application when you need it most.

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Delivered as a Service

You no longer have to be a network engineer to get the required network performance to serve your application. Within CenturyLink Cloud, we deliver load balancing as a service so that you can focus on the application development needed to service your customer.

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Shared Load Balancer

Fully self-service shared load balancer

$0.04 / hour
Citrix NetScaler VPX - 200Mbps Standard

Dedicated Load Balancer (virtual appliance)

$260 / month
Citrix NetScaler VPX - 200Mbps Enterprise

Dedicated Load Balancer (virtual appliance)

$520 / month
Citrix NetScaler VPX - 200Mbps Platinum

Dedicated Load Balancer (virtual appliance)

$780 / month
Citrix NetScaler VPX - 1000Mbps Standard

Dedicated Load Balancer (virtual appliance)

$780 / month
Citrix NetScaler VPX - 1000Mbps Enterprise

Dedicated Load Balancer (virtual appliance)

$1,170 / month
Citrix NetScaler VPX - 1000Mbps Platinum

Dedicated Load Balancer (virtual appliance)

$1,560 / month

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