Over the last few months there has been a significant increase in the interest in Load Balancing as a solution customers are looking at to provide high availability to their internal users and external websites. Coincidentally, the folks at Barracuda Networks have brought to market a new lower priced load balancing solution than that offered by the big players in the content delivery marketplace.
From the conversations we have had with our customers it looks like there will be an up tick in the usage of Load balancing to provide reliable disaster prevention solutions for a number of our customers.
The pendulum seems to swing back and forth between network bottlenecks and storage bottlenecks every few years. It could be that we are seeing this happen again now.