GF.Load Balancing

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This is a Generic Function document GF Load Balancing Version: 0.3 OIAr logo
Document type: Generic Function Owner:

S.A.D. Jumelet


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.


The image "Icon GF Load Balancing.png" (shown below) can be used to represent this infrastructure function in graphical Pattern representations that it might be part of:

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Generic Patterns using this Generic Function

The following Generic Patterns use this function:

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Generic PatternOwnerMaturity
Access DistributionJ.A.H. Schoonderbeek3
Data Zone ProtectionJ.A.H. Schoonderbeek4

Applied versions of this Generic Function

The following variants of this function have been defined:

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No Applied Function based on this Generic Function (yet)