Loadbalancer.org has always been about high-availability, that is the fundamental reason for our products existence. Performance has always been a nice side effect while maintainability of your application cluster is generally a key sub-set of the primary high-availability objective
Google is so serious about its disaster recovery planning that it tests for most scenarios imaginable, no matter how unlikely, including an alien invasion of its offices . You see, nothing puts fear into a CIO like a system outage — it gives new meaning to having a “bad day” at the office. But quite surprisingly, unlike Google, very few companies have a disaster recovery plan.