Linux Virtual Server and Zevenet Comparison

LVS and Zevenet Comparison


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Technical Specs

  • Transport layer load balancer for layer 4 switching.
  • It is compounded by a Linux kernel side module, which is in charge of the traffic load balancing and basic health checks, and a user space binary to control it.
  • Can be used to load balance several protocols like TCP, UDP and FTP, but not within the same virtual service.
  • It supports a wide range of schedulers and load balancing topologies in a data center.
  • It relies on the specific network configuration, so you have to manually configure all the networking pieces to make it work for complex scenarios like multi-port virtual services.
  • It doesn’t offer a security layer for the virtual services.
  • It doesn’t provide a web GUI or automated configuration options in order to make easy the administration.
  • The operating system could not be optimized for load balancing and networking operations.
  • It doesn’t include load distribution for advanced parameters like backends CPU, memory, etc.
  • Complete ADC (Application Delivery Controller) that could manage all kinds of network protocols (UDP, TCP, HTTP/S, SCTP, SIP, T/FTP, …) but also with a combination of all of them simultaneously and multi-port capabilities.
  • It’s compounded of a combination of kernel layer load balancing and user space applications that permits the flexibility to avoid the user space limitations and much more performance for every use case (close to the performance of a router or firewall).
  • It can not only balance the load of applications in LAN, but also uplinks with the DSLB (Datalink Service Load Balancing) or at WAN level with the GSLB (Global Service Load Balancing) module.
  • Its operating system is fully optimized for networking so it is capable to move in layer 7 more than 140 thousand concurrent users and in layer 4 more than 10 million concurrent users with only 2 dedicated cores.
  • Provides advanced health checks (analyzing and parsing responses from application servers) with high programmability capabilities.
  • Provides some advanced load distributors to capture the CPU load or response speed of the servers so you can make decisions about the server that is least loaded, in addition to basic weight, round robin, etc.
  • Ability to create configuration backups, easy cluster configuration, automatic replication from one node to another and stateful cluster with real time sessions replications that permits a failover between nodes without losing any connection.
  • Provides full usage statistics and RRD graphs for analysis of machine resources and balancing farms, as well as email alerts.
  • Provides an integrated IPDS security system with real time black hole lists, DoS protection, black/white listing and protection of the most common network attacks.
  • Is able to manage network interfaces, virtual interfaces, VLANs, bonding interfaces, routing and all the required networking settings easily.
  • Can be easily deployed for source/destination NAT infrastructures and transparent ones (both in one-arm and two-armed mode).
  • Provides a very UX graphic interface for both operators and network engineers in Angular 2 technology.
  • Automation capabilities thanks to it’s fully programmable REST+JSON API.

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