Load Balancing for DNS / CDN

Intelligent Network Traffic Steering with DNS

Network conditions are extremely volatile and can throw off your multi-cloud configurations within seconds. ITO, our latency load balancing solution, uses both GeoDNS and latency monitoring to calculate the closest and best-performing web server for your users. This way, your users will always be steered to the fastest and geographically relevant resource.

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Load Balancer 101

DNS Load Balancing Distributes your query traffic across multiple resources based on your resource availability and performance.

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What is Load Balancing?

Load balancing is defined as the process of distributing network / application traffic across multiple web servers. Load balancers sit between devices and backend web servers, that receive and distribute incoming requests to the ideal available server that is able to answer the request. This method ensures that no single server bears too much demand. By spreading the traffic more evenly, load balancing improves application responsiveness and increases availability of websites for the end user.

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Latency Balancer

All you have to do is specify your vendors’ hostnames, add monitoring checks for each one, and we’ll do the rest. Our latency load balancers will update your DNS records to point to the fastest responding instance(s) as often as every thirty seconds.

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Response Time Control

Choose how much response times have to deviate before the record is refreshed.
Configure your load balancers by region. Create multiple load balancing methods for each of the five available regions.

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Multi-Cloud Environments

Return multiple endpoints each time the record is queried in a round robin fashion. Ideal for multi-CDN or multi-cloud environments. With active health checking in place, you can receive alerts whenever the record is updated.

Why Latency Load Balancing?

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Fastest DNS Lookup Time

Leverage an existing part of your stack, your DNS provider, to handle latency load balancing for you. Since you are balancing at the DNS level, you won’t have to risk adding extra lookups or dependencies like you would with third-party load balancers.
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Simple DNS Configuration

No hardware, no code required. Just check one box when you create your configuration to enable latency load balancing. Add your endpoints, create monitoring checks, and tweak the routing rules to your needs.
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No More Vendor Lock-in

Don't limit yourself to just one cloud service provider. Diversify your stack to get the best price points and services from each provider.

Your job doesn’t have to be complicated. We make managing your cloud services easy. You can add and remove providers with a single click, and if you prefer to use more affordable vendors, you can even add custom GeoDNS rules.
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Automated Failover Monitoring

Automated failover and system monitoring are baked into all of our load balancing services. This significantly reduces the impact of provider outages.

As soon as one of your endpoints starts to slow down or is unresponsive, we’ll automatically remove it from your pool.

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Load Balancing Configurations

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

Optimize Regional Performance
You can combine latency load balancing with GeoDNS filters to deliver the best possible experiences for your users depending on their location, IP address, or ASN. Powered by: GeoDNS +  Load Balancing

Validate SLA's
We monitor your vendors from hundreds of monitoring locations, across thousands of networks, 24/7 so you will always know how your services are performing. Use our baked in monitoring to validate your cloud vendors’ SLA’s and hold them accountable for performance degradations.
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Constellix's load balancing solutions allow you to monitor performance in real time with our enhanced logging and tracing capabilities. This will improve visibility, unearth problems and performance issues. Constellix helps to ensure SLA - Service Level Agreement compliance.

CDN Balancer Using GeoDNS
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Cloud services and CDNs vary in performance and cost depending on where in the world they are being used. Create custom regional load balancing configurations and use the vendors that are best for each region. Powered by: GeoDNS +  Latency-based Load Balancing
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