[buug] hardware load balancing vs software
john at jjdev.com
Fri Aug 27 16:58:48 PDT 2004
at my company we have a 'web-switch'
for one example...traffic comes in and it balances bewteen two
each apache load balances across 4 tomcat servers...
Wouldn't it be better to just have the webswitch do all the load balancing?
either by going straight to the tomcats (we proxy %100 of the traffic)
or if we need apache, to have 8 instances of apache..or a multiple of that
running virtual hosts?
maybe two apache servers for redundancy each one running 4 virt hosts
basically what I'm curious about is if we have a hardware loadbalancer
do we need to do more software loadbalancing?
John de la Garza
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