I did not try this in an earlier version. Using multiple machines in the 10.1 lead to serious performance issues (from what I'm told), so I waited until now to try it in 10.2. I'm reluctant to upgrade other servers to 10.2 with all the issues I'm seeing on my test machines. I'm actually getting more failures with cache on 10.2 than 10.1. As an aside, I've also tested map service response times with 2 machines on a site vs. one machine using 10.2.2. It seems that using 2 machines costs an extra 10-25% in latency (on my network, anyways). So while a multi-machine site may be able to handle a greater volume of requests, performance takes a hit.
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