Using a load balancer to distribute traffic to the servers, as well as protect them, would be both financially and logistically advantageous. Most load balancers can push hundreds of Mbps worth of traffic while providing firewall functionality to a site, without any performance hit.
Added January 26, 2005 - Article #32
Excerpt from Infoworld article: "If you haven’t dived into the secondhand market waters yet, now may be the time to think about taking the plunge... "
Added December 3, 2004 - Article #31
Foundry Networks Inc. is debuting a new operating system for its ServerIron switch that will allow the load-balancing platform to control high-level traffic based on XML tags, HTTP headers, and firewall functions. Separate ServerIron switches could be used for external ISP link and internal firewall load balancing. As part of the latest release, the new firmware will upgrade the chips to better cope with denial-of-service attacks by making the switch act as a TCP SYN proxy.
Added August 18, 2004 - Article #30
Tractionet LLC Launches its new site!
Added June 7, 2004 - Article #29
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