Tele-Communication (Telecom) Terms Glossary and Dictionary
Load Balancing generally refers to distributing processing and communications activity evenly across a computer network so that no single device is overwhelmed. In routing, it means the ability of a router to distribute traffic over all its network ports that are the same distance from the destination address. Load balancing increases the utilization of computers and network bandwidth. In Web services, load balancing scheme is also applied by employing two or more Web servers. If one server starts to get swamped, requests are forwarded to another server with more capacity.