Dedicated Load Balancer General Availability  

We are pleased to announce you that the Dedicated Load Balancer launched in Beta mode during the 1st half of May 2022 is now in general availability. The service is now fully supported. You can find the price list on Flexible Pricing list.  

Each Elastic Load Balancer service has its advantages for different requirements. 

  • Shared Load Balancer is suitable for web services with heavy traffic. This type of load balancer is capable of forwarding requests based on domain names or URLs to meet your needs. Resources are shared among load balancers, and the performance of a load balancer instance may be  affected by other load balancer instances. Shared Load Balancer service was previously named Enhanced Load Balancer.  
  • Dedicated Load Balancer allows you to have exclusive use of resources, so that the performance of a dedicated load balancer instance is not affected by other load balancer instances. In addition, there is a wide range of specifications available for selection. Dedicated Load balancers provide more powerful forwarding performance, support cross-AZ deployment and IPv4/IPv6 dual stack. 

Further information is available in the service description, user manual, or from our support team. 

Feature Shared Load Balancer Dedicated Load Balancer 
IPv4/IPv6 dual-stack — Supported 
cross-region load balancing — Supported 
AZ Affinity — Supported 
QoS Guarantee — Supported 
TLS 1.3 support — Supported 
HTTPS listeners with HTTPS backend — Supported 
Public and private network load balancing Supported Supported 
Layer 4 (TCP or UDP) and Layer 7 load balancing (HTTP or HTTPS) Supported Supported 
Load balancing algorithm (round robin, least connections, and source IP hash) Supported Supported 
SSL offloading (HTTPS to HTTP) Supported Supported 
Sticky session Supported Supported 
WebSocket protocol Supported Supported 
Forwarding based on domain name and URL Supported Supported 
HTTP/2 Supported Supported 
Elastic Cloud Servers (ECSs) as backend servers Supported Supported 
Bare Metal Servers (BMSs) as backend servers Supported Supported 
Access control (whitelist) Supported Supported 
Standard OpenStack APIs Supported Supported 
SNI(Server Name Indication) Supported Supported 
Define SSL protocol and SSL cipher algorithms Supported Supported 
Access logs Supported Supported 
Weight assigned for backend servers Supported Supported 
Change SSL certificates Supported Supported 
SSL mutual authentication Supported Supported 
HTTP Redirects & HSTS Supported Supported 
Convert between Public ELB and Private ELB Supported Supported 
Client IP address transparent transmission Supported Supported