Re: [fw-wiz] Re: External Load Balancing
From: Antonio Varni (antonio.varni_at_gmail.com)
To: Roger Marquis <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 16:09:21 -0800
On Sat, 8 Jan 2005 11:17:38 -0800 (PST), Roger Marquis
> > Sweet Jeebus!- don't go with F5! Their performance numbers are nowhere =
> > near what they claim to be (in my experience). Just waaaay too many =
> > exceptions to the rule.
> Big/ip is really a different animal, designed for DNS-based load
> balancing across physically remote networks.
Ummm, I think you're referring to their 3DNS product.
I hear that the smart folks over at UltraDNS also provide an automated
DNS based failover solution as well. About 3 years ago I set up a
active/active LVS based load balancing solution for a company. I hear
that it's been up for 3 years handling tons of traffic with no
problems. Throw in a little scripting for dynamic weighting -- and
you've got a pretty flexible load balancer.
> If you don't mind delegating DNS, and need to balance across colos,
> F5 is most popular tool for the job. If you're balancing within a
> single colo or comm closet, however, get a Foundry.
> Roger Marquis
> Roble Systems Consulting
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