Coyote Point Systems announces strategy to deliver blade server load balancing solutions.
More and more enterprises are turning to the blade server option as a means to consolidate resources, maximize available real estate in data centers, and simplify overall management of the network. Just as with traditional servers, blade servers can be clustered to deliver fault tolerant redundancy, superior performance and stronger security. By making the award-winning Equalizer technology available to blade server OEMs, Coyote Point will ensure that enterprises have the option of implementing blade servers or traditional servers in their back-end infrastructure.
"Coyote Point's mission is to make intelligent load balancing as easy to use as possible for organizations of any size, whether a Fortune 500 company running dozens of applications over hundreds of servers, or the smallest local ISP that wants to deliver the best possible uptime and performance for customers," said William Kish, founder and CTO of Coyote Point Systems. "Equalizer technology is ideal for optimizing blade server environments because Equalizer quickly and efficiently routes traffic to the servers with the most available capacity, ensuring the system runs at peak performance levels. Blade server vendors now have the option of adding greater value to their solutions by making intelligent load balancing an out-of-the-box option for customers."
A blade server can be thought of as a server on a card. These ultra-dense, servers-on-a-card each contain a CPU, memory and networking I/O and slide sideways into a chassis (like books on a shelf) outfitted with power, cooling, network switches and management features shared by all the blades. In turn, groups of these chassis can then be housed in a traditional server rack. IDC, a market research firm based in Framingham, Mass., expects the blade server market to grow from less than $1 billion in sales in 2003 to $6 billion by 2007, comprising about 27 percent of the server market by that time.
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|Publication:||EDP Weekly's IT Monitor|
|Date:||Apr 19, 2004|
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