According to industry analysts, fewer than 20% of mission critical Internet applications achieve internal objectives for continuous availability. Challenges include maintaining uptime when servers fail, scaling data center capabilities to handle increased load, and protecting infrastructure from network vulnerabilities.
Designed to help organizations achieve their availability objectives, the $companyname Load Balancer integrates IP load balancing and network intrusion prevention into an affordable and easy to use appliance. The $companyname Load Balancer provides comprehensive failover capabilities in case of server failure, distribution of traffic across multiple servers, and integrated protection from network intrusions.
Powerful Enterprise-Class Solution
- Internet sites with high traffic requirements, including Web, FTP, media streaming, and content delivery networks
- Hosted applications using thin-client architectures, such as Windows Terminal Services
- Other IP services requiring optimal performance, including SMTP, DNS, RADIUS, TFTP
The $companyname Load Balancer's integrated Service Monitor ensures that servers and their associated applications are operational. In the event of server or application failure, the $companyname Load Balancer facilitates automatic failover to ensure continuous availability.
The $companyname Load Balancer also assists in orchestrating scheduled maintenance windows on specific servers while maintaining application availability through other servers in the server farm.
To mitigate risks associated with failures of the load balancers themselves, two $companyname Load Balancers can be deployed in an active/passive configuration. In the event of failure of a primary active $companyname Load Balancer, the secondary $companyname Load Balancer will automatically activate and assume the identity of the primary load balancer so as to maintain application availability.