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Discussion on: Explain Load Balancers Like I'm Five

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Rafael Sorto

You go to a restaurant, the server (Loadbalancer) takes the order from your parents, he then goes to the kitchen and sees that one cook(application server) is busy creating a delicious meal for another a party of 5, the other cook(another application server) is just there drinking water. The server places your order in the queue for the free cook(least loaded app server). He cooks your delicious meal and hands it back to the server (loadbalancer) so he can return to your table with that delicious mac and cheese because remember after all you are just 5.