Budget Link Load Balancing hardware recommendations
Posted on 2006-06-27
I have a network that I host a web server on and I have two T1 connections coming into my establishment. Presently I have the web server on one of the T1 connections and other employees ride the other T1. My Problem is that if my web server's T1 goes down it causes an outage for my customers who are trying to get services for which we are contracted to provide. Over the past weekend we had an extended outage and this kept us from being able to provide several of the services which we do not have any fail-over redundancy for.
I just spoke with a rep from Radware about their LinkProof link load balancing unit and it sounds like the kind of thing we need. Unfortunately - the $9000 price tag is out of our IT budget.
What I am looking for are some recommendations of products that are more in the small business budget. say below $3 to $5k.. The better value for us means the lower price over extra features we may or may not use.
Thank you in advance,