By ReginaHack, 19 July, 2020

It used to be so simple. If you needed a load balancer in 2009 there was only one to choose from. Now there are three types in version 2 of Elastic Load Balancing.

The main difference between the two 'new' ones is the layer they operate on.

Elastic Load Balancing and OSI Layers

Image based on OSI Model - Wikimedia