Variety is the spice of life. That statement rings true in the real life as well as our virtual endeavours. So why spend thousands on a top-of-the-range gaming unit, hours setting it up only to be shackled in by the pre-prescribed server offered out the box when you buy a game?

The point of gaming is to break out the box, to escape reality and indulge your wildest imaginations.

You wouldn’t. We don’t blame you. The point of gaming is to break out of the box, to escape reality and indulge your wildest imaginations. Don’t be shackled by an out-the-box game server.

As its name suggests, load balancing is a method of distributing tasks evenly across a series of computing resources. Designed to prevent one device from being overloaded while another stands idle, it’s been used in computing for decades in the form of either dedicated hardware or software algorithms. As cloud hosting and SaaS have grown in popularity, it’s been adopted for handling network traffic, database queries and SSL requests.