Chapter 12. Global Server Load Balancing

With businesses today relying heavily on revenues from their online applications, any disruption of service to mission-critical applications can mean large losses that can be measured at thousands of dollars per minute of downtime. These losses are not simply qualified in terms of dollars but also in terms of productivity and customer dissatisfaction.

In order to minimize the downtime of these mission-critical applications, companies are looking for solutions that can guarantee that these applications stay online, regardless of any situation (natural disaster or link, hardware, or software failures). One such solution available to customers today is global server load balancing (GSLB). GSLB can make intelligent ...

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