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We've tried Microsoft Application Center, but it didn't work and seems outdated. Any suggestions? Thanks!
Or use a RAID config that gives you good concurrent reads.
Or use DFS for IIS.
Just some ideas, but I'm not too sure what the actual problem is you are trying to solve, the best way to do it is the one that solves your specific problems.
Or use DFS for IIS
Have you actully pulled this off? That's a pretty cleaver idea. So, could I set up like 4 load balanced IIS boxes that all read from the DFS?
I've tried load balancing in the past but I got into trouble with com+ stuff related to Commerce Server.
I usually put ISA2004 cache in front of a busy webserver with loads of RAM to get a more flexible solution, I dont like mirroring content. The config options with ISA are good .
I have found with windows servers you can choose to put the bottleneck where you want really and content mirroring is something I havent done other than with Compaq hardware raid arrays. Id just rather shape the funnel in rather than out if you follow :) It just feels less complicated!
I'm looking for something with an OS level functionality, to listen for file changes, and replicate/mirror them. I don't want something that requires a periodic sync.
What are the files that are being added, images I presume? If so, I'd create a server where images are added to it first, almost like a staging server, and then have a process that copies those staged images to your production, load balanced, web servers. It can all happen in real-time too.