No matter what happens, customers expect your website to be available 24x7. Implementing a highly available data center is a first step, but multi-data center high availability keeps your apps accessible in the event of a disaster or when systems go offline.

Global load balancing solutions from F5 allow you to spread workloads across multiple data centers. You can route traffic geographically and implement secure and scalable DNS to improve your business continuity and user experience.

Improve business continuity with scalable DNS

Systems go offline—because of natural disaster, power outage, or DNS DDoS attack—but your users still expect to conduct business with you.

Global load balancing solutions from F5 help you redirect users to the most available data center for maximum app availability. This reduces your downtime to near zero and keeps customers satisfied while repairs are made.

  • Balance load across multiple data centers.
  • Use secondary data centers as business continuity assurance.
  • Access all of your data centers from a single, public IP address.
  • Eliminate delays and downtime by automating the switch to backup data centers.

Ensure regulatory compliance and secure DNS infrastructure

When attackers try to flood DNS servers or poison the LDNS cache, you need strong protection. Regulatory compliance requires a robust DNSSEC solution, and your corporate reputation and brand depend upon it. As part of a global load balancing solution from F5, you get dynamic DNSSEC signing, validation, and DNS DDoS mitigation to protect all of your assets without requiring separate solutions.

  • Implement DNSSEC—once—at the edge.
  • Execute real-time DNSSEC signing and high performance DNSSEC validation.
  • Protect your corporate identity and your brand by protecting DNS from cache poisoning and DDoS attacks.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance with a single point of reference for auditors to review.

Avoid latency and improve performance with geolocation

Users are increasingly intolerant of website performance issues and expect sites to be delivered in a localized manner. With global load balancing solutions, you can direct users to the closest or best-performing data center—enabling IT staff to determine whether performance or localization is more important when serving customer needs.

  • Use geolocation to route traffic when localization is key.
  • Select the best-performing site when response time is most important.
  • Automatically redirect users to an alternate site when trouble occurs at the first choice.

Support both IPv6 and IPv4 environments

While IPv6 is accepted as inevitable, the need to support IPv4 will not go away soon. Many data centers run on IPv4, and the cost to migrate can be prohibitive. But supporting newer IPv6 devices is mandatory to stay competitive. F5 offers a strategic point of control to support both DNS environments.

  • Direct IPv6 and IPv4 traffic to the appropriate servers for each.
  • Translate IPv6 to IPv4 and back to support both protocols from a single set of servers.