VA Linux Launches High-Availability Load Balancing Solution for Local Area Networks

VA Linux, a leading provider of Linux solutions for the telecommunications and enterprise systems markets, has announced the release of 'VA Balance', a highly effective, high-availability load balancing software fully integrated with Linux OS. VA Balance consists of UltraMonkey, a scalable open source load balancing software, and VA Core, a GNU/Linux system based on Debian; both are developed by VA Linux. The control-configuration-monitoring framework provided by VA Core and the special UltraMonkey load balancing software optimized for VA Core are tightly linked and provide an effective and robust load balancing solution ideal for local area networks. With the introduction of VA Balance, VA Linux reinforces UltraMonkey with IP filtering functionality, an SNMP server monitoring facility, and a limiter for the number of simultaneous sessions. Within several months, VA Linux will add further functionality including support for major routing protocols such as RIP or OSPF, easy configuration and management GUIs, and automatic update support for application software packages on monitored servers. The price of VA Balance will start at 700k Japanese Yen, and maintenance support fees will start at 140k Yen annually. VA Linux will aggressively promote this solution to telecommunication carriers, data center providers, ISPs, ASPs. Also, VA Linux seeks partners engaged in deploying solutions based on VA balance.