• Definition
    DNS Load Balancing

    An approach to managing and improving the Domain Name Service (DNS) practices conducted by a designated server(s). Functions include translating readable text domain names into numerical IP addresses (and vice versa) and redirecting user requests to the correct servers in charge of processing the desired business information or applications.

    Domain Name Service load balancing is a method that can be utilized by any size organization using a content network to distribute business-critical information or applications. Whether it is a network built for local distribution of applications or a global network managing the way each request is processed in an efficient manner is important. Domain name service load balancing increases the performance of a network by translating domain requests to appropriate IP addresses and redirecting users to relevant servers. When these processes are optimized, networks and data centers deliver information to end-users in the most efficient way. Repeated requests from the same local caching server can then be intuitively sent to the same server previously accessed. The ability to balance DNS requests can provide businesses traffic management through local and global redirection services.