Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB)
What is Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB)?
Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) enables you to distribute internet or corporate network traffic across servers in multiple locations, anywhere in the world – whether these servers are in an organization’s own data centers or hosted in a private or public cloud.
Just as a load balancer distributes traffic between connected servers in a single data center, GSLB distributes traffic between connected servers in multiple locations. If one server, in any location, fails, or if an entire data center becomes unavailable, GSLB reroutes the traffic to another available server somewhere else in the world. Equally, GSLB can detect users’ locations and automatically route their traffic to the best available server in the nearest data center.