>There are generally two approaches to load-balancing: network-based, and host-based. Host-based systems require software to be installed on each server throughout the network. Radware Ltd. (NASDAQ:RDWR - news) and two privately held firms, BrightTiger and Resonate, are among the providers of host-based systems.
But this category of software must be installed on each server throughout the network. For large companies that may run hundreds of servers, the burden of maintaining such a system can be onerous, especially in terms of time and IT personnel costs. A system upgrade can be time consuming, since IT staff has to visit each local server before the upgrade is finished.
Network-based load-management systems, on the other hand, rely on hardware that is installed at one location, and are much easier to install and service. F5, Alteon and Foundry are all among the suppliers of these systems.<
Does anybody see this as a substantial draw-back? Maybe this is why FFIV, FDRY and ATON are so highly valued. Anybody have a take on this?
I am not a techie and I am not going to listen to those that claim to be techies. There is only on thing I look at shares outstanding, sales, margins, peers, growth rate and most important of all market cap VS peers.
If I followed all the techie bullcrpa I would of sold CSCO 3 years ago when the doom and gloomers ran thier mouth in Barrons. I'll never forget i almost sold it then.
If you are uncomfortable with this stock in this hot sector sitha float of 3.5 million then buy FFIV which is a core position of mine.
I still feel this has plenty of roome to grow. Take the time to read some of the technology write up about them.
go to the other boards (ffiv, aton, fdry, jnpr, csco, lu, cmtn, covd, etc.) and tell them what a bargain it is to buy RDWR. It has the potential to break $100 by earnings on Nov. 4. Why not help RDWR reach that goal sooner? Are you all with me?
The reason Datek and other brokers do not let you use margin to buy and hold some internet and high tech stocks is that they want you to go broke slowly so they can extract the maximum amount of commissions from you before you close your account. With margin, the average trader will go broke with half the trades (and half the commissions) he would otherwise.