Get your free software load balancer – ARR 2.0 RTW

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On 10/09/2009 Microsoft announced release of Application Request Routing (ARR) 2.0. More details  at http://www.iis.net/extensions/ApplicationRequestRouting.

 

IIS Application Request Routing (ARR) 2.0 enables Web server administrators, hosting providers, and Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) to increase Web application scalability and reliability through rule-based routing, client and host name affinity, load balancing of HTTP server requests, and distributed disk caching

Features list:

Features

  • HTTP based routing decisions built using rules that examine HTTP request information
  • Sophisticated load balancing algorithms to determine appropriate servers to service the HTTP requests
  • Health monitoring for live traffic and specific URLs to determine the health of servers with a set of configuration parameters provided to calibrate baseline server health
  • Client affinity to direct all requests from a client to a specific server by using cookies.
  • Host name affinity to streamline administration for Web servers and to create additional business opportunities.
  • Management of multiple server farms to enable pilot management and A/B testing scenarios.
  • Management and monitoring of all configuration settings and aggregated runtime statistics through IIS Manager interface.
  • Support for Failed Request Tracing Rules
  • Disk-based caching
  • Cache hierarchy management
  • Cache proxy node in CDN/ECN environment
  • Caching compressed objects
  • Browsing cached contents using IIS Manager
  • Removing cached contents by matching URL patterns
  • Overriding cache-control directives
  • Warming up cache mode
  • Intelligent byte-range support
  • Intelligent live request support
  • Caching while serving responses