Load Balancer Function Discription

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This document presents a functional description of the load balancer. The Load Balancer (LB) is a network device to distribute workload across multiple servers, network links, central processing units, disk drives, or other resources, to achieve optimal resource utilization, maximize throughput, minimize response time, and avoid overload.


Chen Li (lichenyj@chinamobile.com)
Lianyuan Li (lilianyuan@chinamobile.com)

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