Expanding on Cloudflare’s highly available DNS infrastructure and global Anycast network, the Cloudflare Load Balancing is a cloud-based load-balancing solution that enhances the performance and availability of your Internet facing infrastructure. Designed for scale, flexibility and robustness, Cloudflare Load Balancing enables your applications to deliver the ultimate end user experience through the highest level of performance and reliability.
Active availability monitoring checks the health of your servers to make intelligent traffic routing decisions. Through periodic HTTP/HTTPS requests, monitoring can be configured for specific URLs with customizable intervals, timeouts, and status codes. We can even check for specific text in a response. Availability monitoring can be configured to check the health of your origin servers as often as every 15 seconds, with reporting via email notifications and a REST API.
Cloud-based load balancing eliminates the need for dedicated hardware or software solutions, reducing the impact of local network failures on your global availability, while offering a cost-effective solution that scales with your growing user base. The capacity of your infrastructure increases as traffic distributed across multiple origins. Load-balancing offers a number of configuration parameters that allow traffic to be divided within a group servers (pools) or between pools.
Our highly available DNS infrastructure makes failing over fast, increasing service reliability. Traffic proxied through Cloudflare's CDN is able to failover within seconds, circumventing the need to wait for visitors' DNS caches to refresh. As soon as an origin or pool of origins is marked as unhealthy “unavailable”, Cloudflare’s automatic, multi-region failover distributes traffic to healthy origins within a pool ("group of origins").
You can dramatically improve end user experience, particularly for mobile and e-commerce applications, by connecting visitors to infrastructure that is in the same part of the world as them. Cloudflare's geo-steering capabilities work across both proxied and non-proxied traffic, allowing you to geographically control delivery of any TCP or UDP traffic based on the location of the visitor.
All traffic is routed through our next generation, global Content Delivery Network (CDN). Our platform was designed and built from the ground up to integrate emerging technologies to ensure our customers support the most advanced protocols on the web; today and tomorrow.
Our robust suite of security services include DDoS protection, a web application firewall (WAF), cutting edge encryption features, DNSSEC, and much more. Cloudflare operates at the edge of the network, making it possible to identify and mitigate threats before they ever reach your origin.
Cloudflare offers detailed analytics, WebSockets support, HTTP/2 and Server Push, IPv6 compatibility, mobile image acceleration, content scraping prevention features, and much more. Cloudflare is backed by global technology powerhouses, including Microsoft, Google, Baidu and Qualcomm.
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