SoftLayer Adds Load Balancing

Dallas-based Internet hosting firm SoftLayer Technologies said today that the firm has added a new load balancing product to its offerings. According to SoftLayer, it has added global server load balancing, which provides fail-over clusters across the firm's various data centers. SoftLayer said the service uses server clusters distributed across its centers in Dallas, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., to load balance Internet requests. The firm said the new service will cost $99.00 per month to its users, and will include service for 1 domain name and up to 8 web servers.