Global Server Load Balancer

What Does Global Server Load Balancer Mean?

A global server load balancer is a tool or resource that is used for distributing workloads, in order to help with business continuity and comprehensive recovery. This tool can distribute traffic on a network through strategies like DNS or HTTP redirects.


Techopedia Explains Global Server Load Balancer

On a general level, using a global server load balancer involves creating geographic or other strategies to route traffic and spread workloads over an entire IT architecture. This may involve routing traffic toward one of multiple data centers or toward a cloud gateway. Disruptions to the IT architecture may require this kind of traffic rerouting in order to protect the system from partial or complete crashing.


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