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Transcript of GTM
We can define multiple values. Multiple addresses instead of:
we can have: www.example.com A 126.96.36.199
www.example.com. A 188.8.131.52
www.example.com. A 184.108.40.206 This is useful if we have two web servers, and want to split the load between them. Instead of always replying with 220.127.116.11 as the answer for www.example.com, the server can now alternate between 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124. This is called round-robin load balancing. Each answer will be given out half of the time. Limitations of
Round Robin What if our servers can handle different loads? Too bad. Each gets half the traffic. Enter the GTM GTM can distribute at a definable ratio.
GTM can check server status.
GTM can respond with the best performing server.
GTM can be configured for failover. What if one server is primary and the other is a backup? What if I have a better network connection to one server? What happens if one of our servers is down? What if our servers can handle different loads? What if one server is primary and the other is a backup? What if I have a better network connection to one server? What happens if one of our servers is down? No problem! GTM can do that! GTM Global Traffic Manager Datacenter Affinity Connect to a server located "close" to me, because it will provide better performance than sending my network traffic across the country.