Compute Engine Load Balancing serves 1 million requests per second, here’s why you should care
A couple days ago, Anthony of the Google Cloud Platform team announced a benchmark that showed Google Cloud Load Balancing routing 1 million requests per second.
That’s no small feat, but Google was nonetheless called out — at least on Hacker News — for a “Marketing blog post”! Why is that, you ask? Because Google wasn’t doing anything in the backend, and serving constant 1 byte (plus headers) HTTP responses from their upstream servers.
Thing is, this benchmark isn’t about backend performance. It’s about load balancer performance, and it shows two interesting results.Read the full article...