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|The Load Balancing functionality accepts data en route, and intelligently directs it to travel to one of several destinations.|
This Generic Function belongs to Working Area Network. The Load Balancing functionality (intelligently) accepts data en route, and intelligently directs it to travel to one of several destinations. In this way, timely arrival of the data at a suitable destination can be ensured.
This function can be used to increase a resources availability, scalability or both.
An important part of this function is the criterion that the function uses to choose the destination of a piece of data. Data can be distributed according to algorithms that
- are entirely evaluated within the function, such as "round robin",
- make use of information within, or accompanying the piece of data,
- involve information or control signals from another system or an authorized person,
- make use of status information from the possible destinations, such as availability or local load.
Generic Patterns using this Generic Function
The following Generic Patterns use this function:
|Access Distribution||J.A.H. Schoonderbeek||3|
|Data Zone Protection||J.A.H. Schoonderbeek||4|
Applied versions of this Generic Function
The following variants of this function have been defined: