Load Balancing

Custom Routing Rules for Distributed Networks

GeoDNS + Load Balancing

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Modern network architectures have become increasingly distributed, requiring localized routing configurations to manage growing traffic loads. Global Load Balancing (GLB) can be used to harmonize traffic flow across your distributed resources and create custom routing rules for different locales.

... harmonize traffic flow across your distributed resources...

GLB combines GeoDNS routing logic with load balancing techniques to manage traffic flow on a global scale. Whenever a user queries your GLB records, they will be answered by nameservers in their originating region and will receive a response specific to their locale.

GLB can solve many problems for distributed networks, such as:

  • Answer queries in the user’s originating region
  • Direct users to the server/resource closest to them
  • Steer traffic towards resources with higher capacity or are more cost efficient
  • Block potentially malicious traffic by location or IP address

Why Global Load Balancing?

The Most Accurate GLB

We use a massive GeoDNS database to map users’ IP addresses to their locations. It’s so granular, you can create custom routing rules based on your users’ region, country, city, geographic coordinates, network, or IP address.

Trusted Anycast Backbone

GLB is backed by our Anycast network, meaning users are answered by nameservers in the region where their query originated.

This allows us to answer queries faster and deliver truly localized responses.

No Startup Costs

GLB is more affordable than ever, making it a viable solution for businesses of all sizes.

Just pay for the GeoDNS queries. It’s so affordable, anyone can use it and set it up in minutes.

Slash Load Times

Since you are load balancing at the DNS level, you won’t have to risk adding extra lookups or dependencies like you would with third-party load balancers.

Reduces TTFB (Time to First Byte) and overall load times.

Global Load Balancing Configurations

Here are a few of the ways you can set up global load balancing in Constellix. You will need to have a basic understanding of how our GeoDNS services work and be familiar with the different kinds of load balancing services we offer.

Need help deciding?

Let one of our sales specialists help. Tell us what you want to accomplish with Multi-CDN Management and we will find a solution for you.

If you want to learn more about how our Multi-CDN services work, or how to set it up yourself schedule a demo .

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