AWS ALB, or Amazon Web Services Application Load Balancer, is a service that provides intelligent and flexible load balancing for your web applications. AWS ALB is a Layer 7 load balancer, which means it operates at the application layer (HTTP/HTTPS) of the OSI model. It is designed to distribute incoming web traffic across multiple targets, such as Amazon EC2 instances, containers, or IP addresses, to ensure high availability and fault tolerance for your web applications.

Network OSI model / Layers
The 7 layers of the OSI model The OSI model is a conceptual framework that is used to describe how a network functions. It identifies seven fundamental networking layers, from the physical hardware up to high-level software applications. Each layer in the model handles a specific networking function. The standard helps administrators to visualize networks, […]
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