Load Balancing Solutions

Implementation of high-performance computing systems from Foundry networks in two farms in Cologne and Frankfurt Dortmund, 09.05.2008 – RTL online with load balancing solutions of the Dortmund-based network specialist COMCO AG ensures that maximum comfort is maintained despite an enormously high download volume at the Internet and Teletext information for the user. . The solutions are implemented in the two of the business unit of RTL interactive GmbH-powered server farms. COMCO supports the media company for ten years with network solutions. RTL produced online, for example, the Web sites of television channels RTL, RTL 2, Super RTL, VOX and n-tv and the websites,,, and. c/’>Total S. A.. Here comes together”a whole lot of traffic, Andre Knegt, head of Department of computing & infrastructure at RTL white online. Especially the video community clipfish and the new just-missed-Portal RTLnow, which allows the consumption of many television programmes on demand, provide a so immense increase Visitor numbers and the volume of data that we had to install more than 50 new server in the last four months alone.” This development emerged years ago so that COMCO 2004 implemented two high-performance load balancer of the ServerIron GTE range of Foundry networks for the first farm in Cologne. Because the systems in Cologne did their service up to date accurate and reliable, you wanted to access also the second farm on the same technique.

She was been commissioned in 2006 in Frankfurt. According to our estimates, these systems online best depict the requirements of RTL, also very good experiences have been made also in other projects,”says the COMCO project manager Guido Ruhnau. We voted to immediately this proposal because COMCO optimally supports us since 1999 and because Netherlands positive already installed RTL Foundry Networks BigIron router from a reported”, added Andre Knegt. Currently we scoop up to 600 Terabytes every month data in the Internet”, Knegt RTL demonstrates the enormous volumes of data. And bandwidth demand will continue to increase in the future.” This is firstly on the constantly updated Internet offers of the RTL Group, but keep in mind that users take advantage of ever-faster DSL lines. For the used load balancer, such amounts of data are not a problem.

Even if the Foundry Networks systems at peak times between 20 and 22 must analyze up to 6 Gigabit of data per second and direct it to the correct server, the reserves are far from exhausted. The systems are very stable, we had no failures,”explains online the IT officer of RTL. Ruhnau which adds that the overall configuration run even without a problem if individual components are down. So far, software upgrades could be performed without affecting operation. About COMCO AG: The COMCO AG, headquartered in Dortmund is a market-leading software and systems integrator. The company is in the business areas of business security software”and “Network solution provider” divided. “While the Division business security software” on the development of security solutions for the protection of enterprise-wide data networks against internal attacks focused, the Division focuses on network solution provider “with design, implementation and service of more efficient network solutions including the support services for larger companies.

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