Load Balancer

  • Bandwidth
    Up to 4 Gbit/s
  • Multicloud
    On LB-GP-L & LB-GP-XL offers
  • Health Checks
  • Balancing algorithms
    Round-robin, sticky, least connexion, first healthy
  • Backend servers
  • Redundancy
    High availability
  • Filter traffic
    ACL permissions
    Let’s Encrypt & custom SSL certificates
Available Regions
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    Green AZ
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  • Highly available infrastructure
  • Guaranteed bandwidth
  • Free transfer & requests
From€0.014ex. VAT/hour

Included Services

  • High Availibility
  • Multicloud
  • Guaranteed Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Backends
  • Unlimited Transfer
  • Health Checks
  • HTTPS Everywhere
  • Kubernetes Ready

Why Choose Scaleway Load Balancer

Dedicated Resources

Scaleway Load Balancers run on a dedicated cloud instances and not on shared servers. This allows us to guarantee bandwidth and not to count the number of rules applied or the volume of requests processed.

Redundant Infrastructure

Our redundant architecture allows us to ensure a very high level of availability.  Failures of the Load Balancer are automatically detected and addressed to avoid the breaks in service with a performant Failover system.

Multicloud Ready

Scaleway’s multicloud offer lets you build a decentralized infrastructure, distributed among several cloud platforms or on-premises servers.  Improve the reliability of your services and avoid vendor lock-in with Load Balancer.

An Integrated Ecosystem

Protect and scale your Scaleway’s infrastructure thanks to the Load Balancer, linked with a Private Network, you are able to connect your instances, a managed databases, a cluster Kubernetes or an Elastic Metal server.

How our unique MultiCloud Load Balancer Works

Outstanding Features & Performance

High Availibility

Thanks to its redundant architecture, a Load Balancer allows you to guarantee your service’s availability. In case of failure, a pool of instance stands ready to take over instantly in order to maintain redundancy. Read more here


The LB-GP-L & LB-GP-XL offers allows you to distribute your traffic between different platforms such as Amazon Web Services, Digital Ocean, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, OVHcloud or any on-premises server or instance. This allows you to build a more robust infrastructure and limit your dependency on a single platform.

Guaranteed Bandwidth

Scaleway is the only cloud provider to guarantee the bandwidth of your load balancers. You can count on up to 4 Gbit/s to distribute your traffic and manage your peak loads.

Unlimited Backends

Add as many backend servers as you want to our Load Balancer and easily configure your balancing algorithm (round-robin, sticky, first healthy or least connection). Scale your infrastructure on the fly, with no limits, and distribute your traffic across multiple platforms with the multicloud offer.

Unlimited Transfer

The volume transferred is free and unlimited with our Load Balancer offers. In addition, you are not charged for the number of rules created or requests processed. You pay a fixed price with no surprises.

Health Checks

Whether you are distributing your load to web servers, databases, or other TCP services, you can easily set up health checks to ensure the availability of your backend servers. You can also monitor their availability in real-time. If one of them fails to respond, its traffic is automatically redirected until the problem is solved.

HTTPS Everywhere

To secure your traffic with HTTPS, you can create your Let’s Encrypt certificates directly from the Scaleway console or through our API. You can also import your own SSL certificate to authenticate your website.

Setup HTTPS on Load Balancer
24/7 Ticket Support

We ensure your services are always up and running. Our technical assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer all your questions and to assist you. Simply open a new ticket in case of a problem. You can also reach our support directly by phone or to get faster responses if you upgrade your support plan.

Discover our top Use Cases for Load Balancer

Increase Availability

Load Balancer is the easiest way to build a resilient platform thanks to a primary-secondary architecture. All backend servers are monitored to ensure that traffic is distributed among healthy resources.

Manage Peak Loads

Avoid dips in performance by adding as many backend servers as necessary. Increase your processing capacity in a few clicks from the Scaleway console or configure automatic scaling using the API.

Scale Your Business

As your business grows, you need more resources to succeed. With Load Balancer, you can easily scale your business by adding new backend servers to improve your quality of service without any downtime.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Load Balancer?

Load Balancers are highly available and fully managed instances which distribute workloads among your servers. They ensure application scaling while delivering their continuous availability. They are commonly used to improve the performance and reliability of websites, applications, databases, and other services by distributing workloads across multiple servers.

It monitors the availability of your backend servers, detects if a server fails and rebalances the load between the rest of the servers, making your applications highly available for users.

What is the difference between multicloud and non multicloud offers?

Multicloud means that you can add mutliple backend servers besides instances, Bare Metal cloud servers, Dedibox dedicated servers.
These can be services from other cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services, Digital Ocean, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure or OVHcloud, but also on-premises servers hosted in a third-party datacenter.
Unlike our multicloud offer, non-multicloud offers allow you to add only backend servers part of the Scaleway ecosystems which include Instances, Bare Metal cloud servers, and Dedibox dedicated servers.

What are the communication protocols currently supported?

All protocols based on TCP are supported. It includes database, HTTP, LDAP, IMAP and so on. You can also specify HTTP to benefit from support and features that are exclusive to this protocol.

Is it possible to add security to restrict access to a URL or port on the Load Balancer?

Yes, you can restrict the use of a TCP port or HTTP URL via ACLS. Find more information here.

Do Load Balancers support external IPv6 connections?

Each Load Balancer provides external connectivity via an IPv4 address. IPv6 is not yet supported for external connections, but it can be used to communicate between the Load Balancer and your backend servers.

Do backend servers require a public IP address?

No, it’s not required. You can use private Scaleway IPs on your backend servers if they are hosted in the same Availability Zone (AZ) as the Load Balancer.

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