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SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Vol. 2 by Kimberly Tripp, Paul Randal, Paul Nielsen, Brad McGehee, Greg Low, Louis Davidson, Kalen Delaney

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Chapter 44. Building a scale-out Reporting Services farm

Edwin Sarmiento

In a SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services scale-out deployment, two or more report server instances share a single report server database. This type of deployment enables you to increase the number of users who concurrently access reports and improve the availability of the report server.

What is network load balancing?

Network load balancing (NLB) is a clustering technology offered by Microsoft as part of the Windows Server operating systems. The good thing about Windows NLB is that it’s available on nearly all the editions of Windows Server 2008 R2, unlike the failover clustering feature where you need at least the Enterprise Edition to have it configured. NLB uses ...

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