Load Balancing Requests across Servers at Multiple Locations
Many enterprises deploy server resources at multiple locations for disaster recovery, which can be anything such as a fire, a flood, or a power outage. Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) has the ability to distribute incoming requests to the servers cross multiple geo-locations, ensuring that no single location is handling too many requests, which causes delay. Besides, GSLB can greatly reduce the travel time of requests and responses between users and servers.

> Global Server Load Balancing & Fault Tolerance

Q-Balancer GSLB is a DNS-based system that directs DNS response by the business-intent policies and the availability and status of data centers. Client requests are generally directed to closer servers to ensure minimal latency and better performance. For example, when a HTTPS request is received by Q-Balancer appliance, the appliance hence obtains the source IP address of the incoming request. Subsequently, the appliance checks its GSLB policy for the source IP address, and last directs the request to the web server that is nearest geographically or has the shortest response time.

Top Benefits

  • Minimizing the impact of data center failure or network outage

  • Minimal latency for content delivery

  • Customized content delivery for relevance in the geographic location

  • Regulatory and security requirements

  • No downtime for data center migrations or maintenance