Executive Summary

By Francis Chu  |  Posted 2002-12-02 Print this article Print

: Zeus Load Balancer 1.6"> Executive Summary: Zeus Load Balancer 1.6

Usability Good
Capability Good
Performance Good
Interoperability Good
Manageability Good
Scalability Excellent
Security Good
The latest Zeus Load Balancer update is easy to set up and can be quickly configured to load balance many common network services. Version 1.6 offers new traffic management capabilities and an improved administration interface. ISPs or any company running clustered Web or e-mail services should consider employing Zeus Load Balancer.

Cost Analysis

The Zeus Load Balancer software starts at $4,200 supporting two servers. A fault-tolerant pair license capable of load balancing an unlimited number of servers costs $12,000. Depending on the server hardware and Unix-based operating system used, the overall system price will be comparable to or higher than most SLB switches or appliances on the market.

(+) Robust; system is easy to set up and install; scalable with server hardware upgrades.

(-) Doesnt offload SSL encryption; supports only Unix operating systems.

Evaluation Short List
  • Array Networks Array TM
  • F5 Networks Inc.s BigIP
  • www.zeus.com/products/zlb


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