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Managing Cisco Network Security, 2nd Edition by Syngress

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Chapter 7

Cisco LocalDirector and DistributedDirector

Introduction

When it was first deployed, Cisco Systems’ LocalDirector was positioned as a replacement solution for the “round-robin” redundancy and load-balancing methods used on the Internet. The networking and computing trade sheets referred to these devices as load balancers. However, when applied to LocalDirector, the load balancing term is actually a misnomer. While load balancers are able to equally distribute ...

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