Load Balancing. "Take advantage of multithreaded programs with this handy tool roll."
Projects such as web cache service, mail, ftp, multimedia and VoIP services are applications that demand ever more computing power therefore need to be scalable, with a simple and economical solution to manage and create cluster resolve requests to servers instead of acquiring more powerful hardware. The cluster is in essence an array of computers that share their resources, operating as a whole and orchestrated by a server to balance the workload.
Linux Virtual Server (LVS) is a solution to manage load balancing on Linux systems. The aim is to develop a high performance Linux server, which provides good scalability, reliability and robustness using clustering technology.
It is considered as an advanced system providing load balancing as a solution, high scalability, high availability of network services such as the Web, cache, mail, ftp, media and VoIP services.
The architecture of server cluster is fully transparent to network users, these may interact with it as a single high performance server.
The Linux Virtual Server (LVS) provides maintenance and management applications that allow building a server cluster that implements high availability and load balancing of the operating system GNU / Linux.