The pne Load Balancer, pne-bal, aggregates and load balances huge volumes of high-speed Ethernet packets and balances the load over a configurable number of ports depending on its configuration.
The Load Balancer balances the traffic based on 2-, 4- 5-tuple criteria from
- IPv4/IPv6 address – source and destination
- Port address – source and destination
- Layer 4 protocol, e.g. TCP, UDP…
As the pne-bal platform is programmable, any non-contextual Layer 2-4 criteria can be used for balancing and likewise, flexible distribution of the balanced load can be configured.
It can also balance tunneled traffic such as GTP by delving into the inner tuples.