Many of the DrayTek routers include load balancing features such as the Vigor 3300V enterprise router and the Vigor Pro 5500.
Why is load balancing a benefit to your network?
Also known as Bandwidth on Demand allocation, it provides an increased capacity to handle large bursts of network traffic which may be required to handle a video conference and still providing adequate access to the Internet for other employees. It is frequently employed in wide area networks for temporary handling of large volumes of data transmission at one time. It provides the flexibility of being able to increase or decrease traffic allowed at specific times.
DrayTek routers with load balancing capabilities can automatically increase links on demand and control the bandwidth according to traffic bursts. When the traffic slows down, the link can be returned to normal capacity.
Not only is it practical, but it also enhances cost savings. Rather than having to pay for an expensive leased line service, a switch line is used. The leased line for instance, will not be used to its full capacity most of the time. Through the installation of DrayTek routers, the equipment can without monitoring, control capacity which saves you the cost of having to install more lines.
In conclusion, load balancing is a much needed feature for any company network. Peak traffic can be handled effectively and overloading of the network prevented. Contact us at DrayTek for more information on suitable routers according to your requirements or browse through our product list for routers with built-in bandwidth management capabilities.