Memset, a dedicated web hosting company, has today developed and launched Performance Patrol, a sophisticated load-balancing solution, enabling clients to balance traffic across their server cluster with the use of multiple load-balancing servers.
Performance Patrol enables the servers to handle higher work loads, maximises availability and virtually eliminates single points of failure, which are present when a server cluster has a single hardware load balancer. It is also far more cost-effective than traditional load balancing solutions.
According to the company, the system actively monitors all servers in the cluster, ensuring they are up and responding to requests. If any of them 'drop out' then the solution will immediately detect this and failover any requests to the other servers in the cluster. This solution can also scale and grow as requirements dictate and front end or database servers can be plugged into the cluster very easily.
The company added in its release that clients have the choice whether they'd like to manage Performance Patrol themselves or have Memset set it up to their requirements and manage it on their behalf.
"Performance Patrol enables Memset to offer a more reliable, more flexible and more cost effective solution than giving each customer their own single hardware load balancer. By using twinned kit with no single point of failure, Memset can save time, money and worry with reduced downtime, complete scalability and minimal download delays," commented Kate Craig-Wood, Managing Director of Memset.
Source: Web Hosting Info