I am looking for a hardware load balancer for an online shop with a lot of traffic. In peaks there will be 2000 concurrent clients. Please don't come up with software solutions like ha_proxy, mod_proxy (reverse), pound or whatever. I am aware of the fact that such a load balancer can be easily set up with Open Source software but I would like to have a professional solution which comes with the according support. (And I know that in most of them Open Source software is used ;-) )
The setup is straight forward.
Firewall | Load Balancer ----------------------------------- | | | | Webserver1 Webserver2 Webserver3 WebserverN
Like already mentioned there is an online shop installed on some webservers served my HTTP and HTTPS (payment etc).
What I am looking for is a ready-to-use loadbalancer which should support the following:
- HA-Setup (Failover)
- HTTP and HTTPS (It must be assured that a client stays on the same server when switching from HTTP to HTTPS)
- At least capable of 1 Gbit/s
I did a short google researh and of course found some vendors like:
Unfortunately I can't find any tests or recommendations. Would be great if some of you guys can post their experience.