A content delivery network or content distribution network (CDN) is a system of computers containing copies of data placed at various nodes of a network.
When properly designed and implemented, a CDN can improve access to the data it caches by increasing access bandwidth and redundancy and reducing access latency. Data content types often cached in CDNs include web objects (text, graphics, URLs and scripts), downloadable objects (media files, software, documents), applications, live streaming media, and database queries.
Request routing directs client requests to the content source best able to serve the request. This may involve directing a client request to the service node that is closest to the client, or to the one with the most capacity.
GSLB.me is designed to efficiently and dinamically route your customers and clients to your applications and websites and performing on-demand transparent content delivery network offloading. In case your datacenters cannot keep up with the amount of requests, GSLB.me automatically balances the load between datacenters and your favourite CDN.
Traffic balancing is handled gracefully and based on your business logic. Your favourite CDN can kick-in only when needed in order to ensure maximum availability, reliability while keeping costs under control. This allows you to quickly set up a powerful CDN offload infrastructure that dynamically routes your users to the most appropriate server, either at one of your datacenters or at your favourite CDN.
Read our howto to configure and use CDN offload.