EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF DYNAMIC WEBSITES
Resonate CDConsole™ software is integrated with Central Dispatch software load balancers, and is designed to address the requirement of 24/7 availability for mission-critical applications. CDConsole provides end-to-end monitoring and troubleshooting, combined with automated implementation of traffic management policies to ensure maximum application performance and service levels.
Adding Service Level Management to Load Balancing
Current server load balancing solutions choose a particular server simply based upon how that server responded to previous requests, and using that response time information to estimate server health. Resonate Central Dispatch load balancer provides additional insight into the health of servers by placing software agents onto the servers. The agents send status updates containing information such as the current CPU load of the server, and the number of open connections on that server. However, other resources in the network may be critical to the ability of a particular server to satisfy a request. For example, if a web server is dependent upon a failed application server to provide a user response, then traffic should not be directed to that server, even though the web server is completely functional (as far as the server load balancer can determine).
With CDConsole, the health and performance of resources such as application servers and database servers can be taken into account during the traffic management decision. This is accomplished through automated control of the Central Dispatch configuration based upon the receipt of events, which are generated when problems are detected in back-end resources.