The RS6500 has plenty of horsepower to manage Web traffic, without requiring a major infrastructure overhaul. NetScalers appliance is well-suited for sites with high-traffic capacities, providing faster response time to Web clients. But sites that want SSL acceleration will have to pay extra.
LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // The RS6500 can scale Web site performance without expensive server hardware upgrades, providing a good return on investment down the road. PROS: Comprehensive suite of traffic management features with Request Switching Technology; robust performance; small footprint. CONS: Extra cost for SSL acceleration; lacks multisite global load balancing. NetScaler Inc., Santa Clara, Calif.; (408) 987-8700; www.netscaler.com
SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // The RS6500 has straightforward setup, and most sites will see immediate improvements in Web traffic performance after rollout.