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Scaling OwnCloud with Red Hat Storage

Its impossible to be involved in technology these days without knowing what happened in the US with the PRISM program of illegally aquiring private information of people on an international scale. As a result, this has somewhat changed the game and has made businesses start to re-evaluate their stance on putting personal and company data […]

Deploying a software based Load Balancer using IPVS with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

From time to time, you may have a requirement for looking into or even deploying a Load Balancing solution which will allow you to scale your platform to a larger implementation than what an individual server could give you.

You may have or be looking into deploying a farm of web servers, proxy servers or any other type of platform. All of which may be stand alone installations however you wish to achieve a single point of communication for your users.

If we take a web server environment for an example,
Lets say we would like to have www.example.com always present yet scalable and redundant for future growth. If we have this website running on a single web server, we have not only have a single point of failure, but we also have a limitation on capacity as we only have the local resources of that one server to scale with.

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