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
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