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Automating Microsoft Azure with PowerShell by John Chapman, Aman Dhally

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Chapter 7. Managing Azure Traffic Manager with PowerShell

The Alexa website (http://www.alexa.com/) reports that Bing (http://www.bing.com/) is the 25th most visited website on the Internet (as of January 2015). Bing processes millions of search requests each day. With such a heavy load, it would be impossible for a single web server to handle all of the Bing traffic and search requests. In addition, if Bing became unavailable due to the web server being offline, it would be disastrous in terms of end user experience, and users would choose a different search engine.

Load-balancing web servers allow the loaded website traffic to be spread across multiple web servers. It also allows the load of the website traffic to be spread across multiple, geographically ...

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