We are running SDL Tridion 2011 SP1 for publishing a Java (JSP) based website (IIS 7.5 & Tomcat 7). The website does not use Dynamic Content Broker and rather uses local file system for storing published contents. So far the website was running off a single server. Now the client wants to deploy High Availability and Load Balancing. So we have configured the published files to be stored on a shared network location which is accessible to both web servers.
Since there is no Dynamic Content Broker the metadata for linking is stored on the file system in CSV files. As these CSV files are stored on a network share, we think this is affecting the performance (reading a number of CSV files for each page request over the network). We would like to know if it is possible to switch to Dynamic Content Broker ONLY for storing PageLink & ComponentLink metadata and if this would improve the performance.