Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2000:September:03 Sunday <Saturday, Monday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2000/9/3-6 [Computer/HW] UID:19164 Activity:kinda low
9/1     Alteon vs BigIp vs Localdirector vs Arrowpoint(cisco now).  Just
        want some basic functions and easy growth path. High speed and
        stability more important than featuritis.  Please post your
        experiences with any of these.  Thanks!
        \_ Had very BAD experiences with BigIP. They look/test cool, and have
           a good GUI, but their stability sucks. Brought down a cluster of
           20 servers. Stay away from BigIP!
           \_ ive seen them all bring down a "cluster" of servers..
              For performance and features a Foundry ServerIron is my
              recommendation.. tho they are pricey.. are you trying to
              do anything fancy like geographic load balancing or just
              load balance a bunch of servers? -shac
        \_ Are you trying to cluster servers or applications?  Have you
           looked at resonate/veritas/stonebeat?  I'm interested in whatever
           comes out, because I'm looking at Localdirector for some stuff
           I'm trying to do, and I'm kind of new to clustering.  -John
        \_ From original poster:  I'm load balancing appache web/app servers
           which then talk to a backend database (not important).  Need to have
           geographic load balancing about 9-12 months from now.
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2000:September:03 Sunday <Saturday, Monday>