Build resilient systems at scale
28–30 October 2015 • Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Advanced, programmable cloud-based GSLB to optimize performance and availability

Terry Bernstein (Verisign)
13:45–14:25 Thursday, 29/10/2015
Location: G109
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Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB) has long been a common technique for spreading internet traffic among multiple data centers or cloud platforms, to improve performance and avoid downtime. Historically, organizations have had to choose between flexible, hardware-based solutions that supported a wide variety of use cases, and DDoS-resilient, high performance cloud GSLB solutions with limited feature sets.

This is no longer the case.

New cloud-based GSLB services can elevate global load balancing from a supporting technical role to a versatile, cost-effective solution for meeting strategic business goals and gaining a competitive advantage. The key to obtaining such benefits is being able to leverage virtually any criteria (e.g., enterprise-driven metrics, real-time monitoring data, and/or complex business rules) to dynamically optimize traffic flow to websites, email servers, mobile applications, and other critical internet services and applications.

This presentation will review how, using the Lua programming language, one can utilize a DDoS-resilient, cloud-based service to implement advanced GSLB scenarios.

This session is sponsored by Verisign

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Terry Bernstein


Terry Bernstein is the senior product manager for Verisign’s Managed DNS service, and is responsible for the strategy, roadmap, marketing, and sales support of this product. Bernstein has more than 15 years of experience in product marketing at technical companies such as Sonatype and Cisco. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Computer Science from Stanford University, and his Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.