Anycast by Datapath.io
You need Anycast if you want a network that is
The Anycast solution of Datapath.io operates at BGP-level and assigns a single global IP address to a company. It never changes during a server request and thus the time for redirecting reduces from 5 minutes to several seconds. There a two use cases:
Anycast will run continuous health checks on servers and protect you in case of server outage and perform a failover where your traffic gets redirected to substitute servers in a few seconds. This maximizes uptime and availability.
If the access of many IP addresses to a server oversteps a maximum load, data traffic will be redirected and evenly distributed to all the other available servers. This improves redundancy and flexibility.
- …reduces latency and increases speed because it routes users to the closest server.
- …improves reliability because users are re-routed predictably to other servers when there is downtime.
- …improves scalability because load is balanced over multiple data centers globally.
- …decreases cost because local traffic can be delivered via peering.