TCP/IP load-balancing products and technologies allow you to run a network service (like mail or Web servers) on a cluster of machines to attain high availability and scalability. They come in "local" and "global" flavors, meaning they can be used to create a cluster of machines sitting on the same LAN or in several distant geographical areas. Some products can do both, and some specialize in one of the two forms.

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Akamai
Offers site infrastructure management and load balancing products and services.
balance
An Open Source load balancing TCP proxy.
BalanceNG
BalanceNG is an IP load balancing software solution running on Linux or Solaris.
Citrix
Global application service provider offering hosting and colocation services as well as training and certification for their software.
Does Consulting
Offer services within configuration, administration, and maintenance of load balancers. Based in Boise, Idaho.
Ecessa
PowerLink multi-homing WAN failover and backup solutions. WAN high availability, bandwidth aggregation, and ISP failover.
Elfiq Link Load Balancer
Provides redundant connectivity by load balancing multiple Internet and private links from various providers.
F5 Networks, Inc.
Provides integrated traffic management software-based solutions designed to improve the availability and performance of mission-critical internet-based servers and applications. (Nasdaq: FFIV).
FatPipe Networks
Provides router clustering with load balancing and failover of Internet lines.
KEMP Technologies
Offering Internet traffic management solutions covering load balancing, network monitoring, content switching and clustering.
Linux Network Address Translation
A survey of Linux NAT technologies, including loads of information/pointers on load balancing.
Linux Virtual Server Project
Complete Open Source solution to build clusters of Linux machines.
Load Balancer Appliances
Provide loadbalancer hardware appliances and software solutions.
Load balancing definition
PC Webopedia entry for "load balancing".
Local Mirror
Content delivery network service company offering static and streaming content delivery.
Pen
A load balancer for simple tcp based protocols such as http or smtp for Unix.
Queue
GNU load-balancing/distributed batch processing utility and local rsh replacement.
Radware
Server load balancing tools for IP traffic management.
Resonate
Makers of Central Dispatch (load-balancing) and Global Dispatch (DNS-based wide-area load balancing). The software runs on a variety of Unix systems.
SciVisum Ltd.
Software measures the impact of load/stress on both timing and error rates for web servers.
SysMaster
Offers network appliances for network infrastructure management through server load balancers, firewalls, Internet gateways, cache controllers, and traffic monitors.
Tractionet
Offers refurbished servers, load balancers, and consulting services.
Ultra Monkey
Project to create load balanced and highly available services on a local area network using Open Source components on the Linux Operating System.
Load Balancing Your Web Site
Round-Robin DNS vs. Proxying. From: Web Techniques Magazine. (May 01, 1998)
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