Global Load Balancer (GSLB)

Cloud balancer provides availability and fault tolerance of high-loaded applications, hosted in different clouds, data centers and hybrid environments.

Global Load Balancer (GSLB)

Advantages of DataLine cloud balancer:

Disaster-proof performance: all components of a balancer are duplicated on geographically distributed sites.

Suitable for geographically distributed applications hosted in clouds of different service providers, as well as for implementation of multi-cloud architecture.

Simple horizontal scalability and addition of new sites.

When and how to use GSLB?

For content delivery acceleration

Manage traffic distribution of an application, deployed on several sites.

In case of an emergency

Forward application traffic from faulty nodes to operational ones.

During peak loads

In order to reduce load on private clouds, connect additional resources of public clouds and transit a part of load on them.

Features of GSLB

Supporting several clusters and sites for container applications

Simple migration and connection of new data centers or clouds

Adapted for operation with micro-service architecture and containers

Monitoring metrics, event logs and other service analysis tools

Monitoring metrics, event logs and other service analysis tools

Notifications  about faults and interruptions in service operations

Service infrastructure

TIER III data center
MSK-IX, ММТС-9 points of presence
> 50 telco operators
Now in data centers
OST  ·  NORD  ·  St. Petersburg  ·  Udomlya

How the service operates

Solution powered by NSX Advanced Load Balancer (previously — Avi Vantage)

  • We deploy GSLB components on the sites where your application servers operate. It allows us to synchronize DNS for implementation of DNS global service.
  • When a user addresses the application, a request is sent to customer’s DNS, which forwards it to balancer global DNS on one of the sites.
  • Balancer DNS responds to an original customer’s request based on an algorithm and returns a suitable IP.
  • This customer’s IP is used to send an HTTP-request to an application on a corresponding site.
  • From there Avi Service Engine distributes requests between application servers and returns a response to a customer.

Financial quality assurance

All customers of the “Global Load Balancer” service get a detailed Service Level Agreement (SLA). It includes core parameters and indicators for which we are financially liable:

8 min maximum service unavailability period

≤ 0,2% ratio of lost packages within DataLine network

≤ 5 ms network latency within DataLine network

24х7 Technical support

≤ 10 min Incident response time

≤ 90 min troubleshooting time