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Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) is a server application for use with Microsoft Windows Servers. It can be used to host a wide variety of services, such as media streaming or web applications. IIS support includes HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, FTPS, SMTP and NNTP protocols. The IIS web server is architected for multiple versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system.

The AX Series Application Delivery Controllers (ADPs), with their Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS), are designed specifically to perform intelligent load sharing of IIS servers, and to provide rapid failover in response to network outages. In addition, the AX Series increases the security, reliability and efficiency of an IIS deployment.

IIS deployments need to be highly robust, as businesses heavily rely on the web services they host. Server load balancers enhance the reliability and scalability of IIS deployments. The AX Series' application acceleration features ensure that IIS-powered services perform at their best.