Always On VPN is Microsoft’s replacement for DirectAccess. This New remote Access technology was introduced in Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 client.
It aims to address several shortcomings of DirectAccess such as support for non-Domain devices for example.
Remote access is vital to organisations of any size and any level of downtime is not acceptable. Edgenexus offers 3 key advantages for load balancing a Microsoft Always on VPN environment.
The Edgenexus GSLB Global Server load Balancer can load balance client connections to the datacenter using multiple methods such as:
Once the connection has arrived at the specific data center the load balancer can then choose what VPN server to send the request to based on a choice of load balancing methods.
Client requests are authenticated using a RADIUS server and these can be load balanced using the jetNEXUS load balancer. Typically the NPS (Network Policy Servers) server can be load balanced to provide resilience and scalability.