Global Load Balancing

Our application delivery controller ensures high availability of your apps and an optimal user experience by intelligently distributing application traffic across multiple geographic locations.

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Are You Making Effective Use of Global Data Centers and Clouds?

With the growth of the internet and proliferation of devices, users expect “always-on” connectivity to their business applications whenever and wherever they are. Having at least one back-up site is essential, but you need to have a way to utilize multiple data centers effectively to avoid service disruption.

Single Site Availability is Not Enough

Two is better than one. However, you may waste your precious resources if these data centers are not effectively used to back each other up or distribute traffic load intelligently. If one of the sites is overly subscribed, it will impact service level with slowness and also increase a risk of service disruption due to overflow.

Disaster Recovery

A site failure can happen anytime due to unexpected events such as natural disasters, fiber cuts, power outages and so on. Services hosted on the site can also be inaccessible due to a scheduled service maintenance work, including upgrades and migrations. Organizations must have a disaster recovery solution to avoid costly downtime and ensure uninterrupted service during a site failure.

Regulatory Compliance

Regulatory compliance mandates data processing and security based on specific geo-location. For example, GDPR defines that EU-based users must be served by local servers for certain application requirements. Organizations need to serve a global user base in a manner that complies with government regulations and delivers localized content.

How We Can help

Global server load balancing (GSLB) expands server load balancing functionality across global data centers for high availability and fault tolerance. It is designed with advanced geographic and network intelligence to select the best site for each user request, while safeguarding your network for disaster recovery.

Reliability and Availability

Reliability and Availability

  • Provides high-availability and business continuity for services or resources 24/7
  • Delivers content from servers that are closest to the user or have lower utilization to minimize latency
  • Intelligently monitors the site’s health, proximity and response time for advanced server selection
Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery

  • Enable disaster recovery by immediately redirecting user traffic to the closest alternative site to minimize downtime in case of failure
  • No service disruptions, even during data center maintenance, including migrations and upgrade
Global Traffic Management

Global Traffic Management

  • Intelligently distribute the application requests based on site health, proximity, geo-location and response times to maintain consistent service
  • Enable content and language localization by forwarding requests to servers hosting customized content
  • Support flexible deployment with private, public and hybrid clouds
Security and Compliance

Security and Compliance

  • Satisfy regulatory and security requirements for data processing with geo-location database
  • Control traffic by applying custom policies based on geo-location information for security and regulatory purposes
UCLA Case Study
Case Study

UCLA

Challenge
Needed a new application delivery solution for a deployment of UCLA’s revitalized home page/portal that offers performance, scalability and a rich feature set including application optimization and GSLB.

Challenge
The A10 Networks Thunder ADC solution was chosen primarily for performance, price and a robust feature set. It met the scalability, service availability and global site failover demands of the university’s network.

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