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Re: RADWare Linkproof? (or better ways to multihome)

  • From: Brantley Jones
  • Date: Wed Nov 01 11:52:19 2000

At 11:38 AM 11/1/2000 -0500, you wrote:

Mohamed Hirse [[email protected]] wrote:
> Mike,
> If the purpose of using BGP is to server load balance, there are other
> products that work as well if not better. Take a look at F5, Alteon and
> Arrowpoint. BGP will be a good method to load share traffic between
> multiple different providers

I might not have made myself clear.  We will be buying ISP services
('net connections) from two different providers.

We are looking at other products for server load balancing.  I've
kinda narrowed it down to Alteon, RADWare, and Foundry.  But that's
for server load balancing, not for load balancing between providers.

Mike Johnson
Network Engineer / iSun Networks, Inc.
Morrisville, NC
All opinions are mine, not those of my employer

I know exactly what you're talking about. How much does the Linkproof cost? It could come down to a cost issue. Looking at the Linkproof documentation, it looks like you MAY still need a router. It sounds like the Linkproof is just a smart NAT box with some QOS features. Are you going to be advertising your IP block to both providers? If one goes down, will you still be routable globally? If not, how could the Linkproof possibly handle that?