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    Re: HTTP Load Balancing (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, November 01 @ 11:51:02 GMT

    No. That’s request distribution, not load balancing. You can get horrible positive-feedback effects with request distribution – the machine with the highest load slows down, but is still receiving requests, so it just spirals into oblivion… which leaves you with 1 less machine but just as many requests, which means that as soon as one of your remaining machines is slightly more heavily loaded than the rest, chances are it will die even faster than the first one…

    And a HW (or SW) balancer provides better availabilty by making sure load gets placed on those machines best able to respond quickly at the time, thus reducing the turn-around time for any request and making the whole system more efficient.

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