Published: 14 November 2000
Analyst(s): Mary I. Hubley, MaryAnn Richardson
Load balancing is one way to increase Web-server performance without having to scale up to a more expensive server. Load balancing ensures that existing Web servers can handle sudden fluctuations in Web traffic. Load balancers monitor the load and health of all Web servers; select the server that can best service the client; and redirect traffic between the client and server, thereby increasing both scalability and availability.
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