4 Reasons We Use Anycast Routing

August 21, 2014 Courtney Brady

The Distil platform is built atop a global IP network, one that spans numerous data centers and network providers all at once. Called an Anycast routing scheme, this strategy is the key to giving clients the safe, secure and fast website performance they’re looking for. 

Anycast routing offers these benefits:

  • Balances the loads. Anycast routing allows you to redistribute traffic loads to other data centers, so your site never acts sluggish or slow. When traffic starts to spike, it will offload a portion of that to another provider, balance those loads, and keep the pressure off any single data center at once.
  • Distributes loads across different geographic locations. Because our routing strategy takes advantage of data centers all over the country, you’re able to distribute your load nationally, too. That means if one geographic area is experiencing harsh weather or a natural disaster, your traffic can be distributed to other, less vulnerable geographic locations.
  • Fault-tolerant. Our Anycast routing is also fault-tolerant, meaning it is built to provide optimal performance levels even during data center failures. When these failures occur, Anycast’s automatic failovers take over, and your traffic is routed through a different node. This prevents any downtime on your site, and it ensures your business can continue going at all times – no matter what.
  • Ensures faster loading times. Because Anycast routing balances traffic loads and distributes your traffic evenly across data centers, you’re able to enjoy lightning fast loading times throughout your site. This not only improves customer satisfaction, it can also increase your number of online sales and it can help with your SEO efforts (because search engines take page loading times into account when determining rankings.)

If you’re looking for a way to ensure optimal web performance at all times, then our Anycast routing scheme is the way to go. Contact Distil Networks today to learn more or to sign up. 

About the Author

Courtney Brady

Courtney Brady is the Director of Marketing at Distil Networks. She comes to Distil Networks from a variety of start-up companies, routed in SaaS and DaaS solutions. Formerly the global communications manager at multiple companies, Courtney is responsible for developing the company’s marketing strategy and branding campaign.

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