[lvs-users] LVS vs commercial LB in critical environment

Jay Faulkner jay.faulkner at mailtrust.com
Fri Nov 20 15:42:07 GMT 2009

> -----Original Message-----
> From: lvs-users-bounces at linuxvirtualserver.org [mailto:lvs-users-
> bounces at linuxvirtualserver.org] On Behalf Of Gustavo Mateus
> Sent: Friday, November 20, 2009 10:23 AM
> To: LinuxVirtualServer.org users mailing list.
> Subject: Re: [lvs-users] LVS vs commercial LB in critical environment
> Siim,
> I use LVS for more than 3 years now, distributing requests to 60 web
> servers for airline companies B2C and B2B systems.
> One of my directors is up for 795 days, load avareged 0%, handling 300
> connections per real server and 40 Mbps os traffic constantly.
> You cannot go wrong using lvs and keepalived for failover protection.
> It is definitely one of the best piece of software I ever used.

Just as a note, we're load balancing a heck of a lot more connections per real server, and a bunch more bandwidth than this without any problem. 

Jason Faulkner
Linux Engineer, Rackspace Email & Apps
jason.faulkner at rackspace.com
o: (540) 443-2101 (ex. 505-2101)

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