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Most commonly, the term load balancing refers to distributing incoming HTTP requests across Web servers in a server farm, to avoid overloading any one server. Because load balancing distributes the requests based on the actual load at each server, it is excellent for ensuring availability and defending against denial of service attacks.
The F5 BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager performs load balancing across servers in a single data center.
The F5 BIG-IP® Global Traffic Manager uses topology-based load balancing