Maintain Uptime with Server Load Balancing

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Apr 15, 2010

In the enterprise, purpose-built hardware-based load balancers are common. For the small business however, this can be too costly. This Tech News World article suggests that smaller organizations may be able to use virtual load balancers to reap most or all of the same benefits.

Smaller organizations may be able to reap most benefits of hardware-based load balancers by using virtual load balancers instead.

"The cost associated with network downtime can run six figures and above on an hourly basis. If not controlled, downtime can also lead to customer dissatisfaction and lost business. These consequences are unacceptable in a market where it costs ten times more to attract a new customer than it does to maintain a current one.

"One of the greatest challenges to any organization is the maintaining of continuous and economical Web and application infrastructure and uptime. Business-critical Web sites and intranets face many challenges, from user traffic spikes to server bog down to handle compute-intensive SSL transactions, large and numerous data file requests and IO and memory overloads and hackers try to flood servers with malicious attacks."

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