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By Francis Chu  |  Posted 2001-08-20 Print this article Print

// Executive Summary: Zeus Load Balancer 1.3"> Zeus Load Balancer 1.3

The software-based Zeus Load Balancer is a simpler and less expensive system than Radwares Web Server Director Pro, but it requires more upfront setup and configuration. The Zeus Load Balancers performance is directly tied to the CPU speed and the memory of the system on which it is running.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // It takes longer to set up the software-based Zeus system than it does to set up hardware-based load balancers, but once it is properly configured, Zeus will deliver immediate benefits.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // The Zeus Load Balancer scales according to the hardware platform it runs on, so positive long-term business impact depends on savvy selection of system components.

Provides content-aware load balancing capabilities; offers failover configuration without extra cost.

More difficult to set up than hardware-based systems; lacks real-time load- statistics monitoring.

Zeus Technology Inc., Santa Clara, Calif.; (408) 350-9400; www.zeus.com


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