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eWeek: A neat Red Hat trick

Aug 15, 2000, 16:42 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Manish Parks)

"Red Hat inc.'s Red Hat High Availability Server 1.0 provides highly effective software-based dynamic load balancing and enhanced fault tolerance for front-end, IP-based applications such as DNS, FTP and Web servers for small to midsize enterprises at a low cost."

"In eWeek Labs' tests, the Linux-based server software, which began shipping last month, performed well under loads of up to 300 simultaneous connections over 60 clients (see graph). Even at these loads, we had no dropped connections or timed-out threads, even when we yanked out the network connections from one of the computers in our Web server farm...."

"Because High Availability Server is a customized distribution of the Red Hat Linux 6.2 operating system with the company's Piranha clustering package providing the clustering service, organizations interested in this product should also have some Red Hat Linux administrator skills on staff to get the product up and running."

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