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LinuxPR: Linuxlab's new load-balancing software lifts server farm management to a new plateau

Aug 17, 2000, 14:45 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Linuxlab has released version 2.0 of its innovative FarMan load-balancing software. FarMan monitors traffic and assigns transactions to hundreds of servers on a local area network or across networks. It also monitors component reliability. When a power supply or other hardware component shows signs of failing, the software notifies network support to take the server off-line before it fails. This allows the network to stay up, despite individual hardware problems."

"According to Linuxlab's Chief Technology Officer Charles Liu, FarMan 2.0 introduces a variety of creative methods for reliably and efficiently managing server farm traffic."

"Unlike other load balancers, FarMan gets around the requirement of keeping all the servers on the same LAN by using direct routing to respond to client service requests. This allows service requests to go to the load balancer first, permitting the load balancer to assign the transaction to a host server. Since, the host can respond directly to a client without sending a reply back along the original path. FarMan keeps traffic on the LAN low and the connection works faster than with other clustering methods."

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