Global Load Balancing

Custom Routing Rules for Distributed Networks


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...

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

Global Load Balancing 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

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Why Global Load Balancing?

The Most Accurate Global Load Balancing

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Answer Users in their Region
Automatically route users to resources in their region with the Global Traffic Director. More accurate than other GeoDNS services, and can correct for wrong resolution errors caused by faulty IP mapping.
Powered by:  Global Traffic Director

Route by Proximity
Our GeoProximity engine instantly calculates which of your resources is closest to your users and updates your record to point to that resource. Use GeoProximity to build your own CDN (Content Delivery Network) and so much more.
Powered by:  GeoProximity

Create Your Own Rules

Need something more customizable? Try IP Filters. Create your own rules based on users’ location, IP address, network (ASN), or EDNS client subnet. Use filters to drop traffic from potentially dangerous sources. Or apply them to records or load balancing pools.
Powered by:  IP Filters
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