Marco Palladino

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ZeroLB, a New Decentralized Pattern for Load Balancing

Marco Palladino Marco Palladino is an inventor, software developer and internet entrepreneur based in San Francisco. As the CTO and co-founder of Kong, he is Kong’s co-author, responsible for the design and delivery of the company’s products, while also providing technical thought leadership around APIs and microservices within both Kong and the external software community. Prior to Kong, Marco co-founded Mashape in 2010, which became the largest API marketplace and was acquired by RapidAPI in 2017. With advancements in technology-driven by the Kubernetes — new architectural patterns have emerged to provide decentralized load balancing, yet portable across various platforms and clouds. The old monolithic and centralized load balancer, a technology largely stuck in the early 2000s, becomes deprecated in this new distributed world. The most common breed of load balancers being deployed across every application — centralized load balancers — are a legacy technology. They don’t work well in our new distributed and decentralized world. Remnants of a monolithic legacy way of doing things that did not adapt to modern best practices, centralized load balancers prevent users and organizations from effectively transitioning to the cloud Continue reading