Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 White Paper
using multiple paths, which increases both scalability and availability.
Windows Sever 2003 also supports a Large Send Offload feature that lets the CPU offload major portions of the TCP/IP stack onto a network card (NIC) that also support this feature.
Numerous third-party manufacturers provide hardware that allows Hot-Add Memory to be added (i.e. you can add memory while a server is running). You should check with the manufacturer to make sure servers support this and determine what type of memory is hot swappable.
The Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server supports packet-, circuit-, and application-level traffic screening, stateful inspection, integrated virtual private networking (VPN), integrated intrusion detection, smart application filters, transparency for all clients, advanced authentication, and secure server publishing.
Implementing a Scalable Architecture14