If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Loadbalancer.org, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
I would recommend this solution. It's a market leader. The admin should know the product well before configuring it. They need experience. I would rate it an eight out of ten. Not a ten out of ten because of the complex configuration.
For what it is and what it does, it's not a very glamorous piece of kit. It's a load balancer, it takes the connection and decides where to put it, to another server or somewhere else. It's the speed at which it can do it and the fact that when it does go wrong - and obviously things do happen - how quickly and how well the company resolves it. Those are the two things which make us stick with and recommend it to anyone else. Most people, if they need a load balancer, they know that they need a load balancer. It's not something which you can just say, "Oh yeah, I was talking to the guy in the pub, and he said, 'Oh you really need to get one of these.'" It's quite a very specific requirement to have one. But if anyone does need one, absolutely, it's bang on. Give it a go. They're great.