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Load Balancing Services
TierPoint’s managed load balancing services are available in many different configurations to support a client’s performance needs. We’re equipped to offer both basic and advanced load balancing services locally and globally with multiple persistency and high availability options.
Sample Services Include:
- Virtual Internet Protocol (VIP) addressing
- Protocol- and application-layer verification features, including cookie hashing
- Gigabit Ethernet network interfaces
- Optional HA configuration
An increasingly popular feature is geotargeting. With this capability, the load balancing solution identifies traffic based on a tag or an IP address. Rules can then determine what to do with that traffic and how to prioritize it. For example, if a content request comes in, the response could be based on the requester’s location.
For example, a TierPoint e-commerce client wanted their customers to view a version of their website based on their local currency. Their goal was to make sure their customers had a great buying experience without the hassle of currency conversion. Geotargeting makes this possible.
Well-designed load balancing solutions integrate with other services that accelerate performance across your entire infrastructure such as a content delivery network (CDN) service.