Load Balancing is a technique (usually performed by load balancers) to spread work between many computers, processes, disks or other resources in order to get optimal resource utilization and decrease computing time. A load balancer can be used to increase the capacity of a server farm beyond that of a single server. It can also allow the service to continue even in the face of server down time due to server failure or server maintenance.
If your organization's servers run applications that are critical to your business, chances are that you'd benefit from an application delivery solution. Today's Web applications can be delivered to users anywhere in the world and the devices used to access Web applications have become quite diverse.
At a projected market of over $4B by 2010 (Goldman Sachs), virtualizationhas firmly established itself as one of the most importanttrends in Information Technology. Virtualization is expectedto have a broad influence on the way IT manages infrastructure.Major areas of impact include capital expenditure and ongoingcosts, application deployment, green computing, and storage.
The idea of load balancing is well defined in the IT world: A network device accepts traffic on behalf ofa group of servers, and distributes that traffic according to load balancing algorithms and the availabilityof the services that the servers provide. From network administrators to server administrators to applicationdevelopers, this is a generally well understood concept.
Application Delivery Controllers understand applications and optimize server performance - offloading compute-intensive tasks that prevent servers from quickly delivering applications. Learn how ADCs have taken over where load balancers left off.
White Paper Published By: Cisco
Published Date: May 15, 2015
This guide will provide the steps necessary to configure a Microsoft Fast Track Small Implementation cloud built on EMC VSPEX, which is built on Cisco Unified Computing System and EMC VNXe technologies.
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Published Date: Oct 15, 2014
In this Gigaom Research webinar, the panel will discuss how the multi-cluster approach can be implemented in real systems, and whether and how it can be made to work. The panel will also talk about best practices for implementing the approach in organizations.
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Published Date: Jul 31, 2014
Downtime happens and often at the worst time possible. Organizations experiencing downtime face direct and indirect costs from the loss of critical systems. This whitepaper discusses a Globalscape survey of 283 IT professionals and end users revealing the frequency of unplanned downtime, the effects on organizations, including average costs, and what IT administrators can do to minimize core system failure.
White Paper Published By: IBM
Published Date: Jul 14, 2014
This paper discusses the importance of workloads when planning for your migration to the cloud. It also describes how a structured approach to cloud workload analysis can help you identify cloud initiatives that offer faster time to value, reduced migration risk and higher potential return.
Just 400 milliseconds - the blink of an eye - is too long for users to wait for a webpage to load. Discover the website performance bottlenecks that push visitors to your competition, and mitigation strategies that will drive marketing success.
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Published Date: Apr 16, 2013
SilverSky operates a major hosted infrastructure dedicated to providing world-class enterprise messaging solutions. This whitepaper is an in-depth overview of our Hosted Microsoft Exchange architecture and how we implement best practices across systems management, testing, application deployment, infrastructure and security to provide increased productivity and reduced costs.
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Published Date: Nov 18, 2011
There are more people on earth than total IPv4 addresses, and they're expected to run out by the end of 2011. Preparing for the transition now can help you maintain business continuity during the changeover while taking advantage of immediate business benefits.
Internal testing only allows you to see potential issues from within your own controlled environment, and does not test for the countless different scenarios in which a customer could be accessing your site. Find out the benefits of external load testing.