Businesses who rely on constant availability can benefit from XWEBHosting's global load balancing, available for an additional fee on both our StingRay Shared and StingRay Dedicated load balancers. Allowing the distribution of traffic across locations based on availability, performance, and user-defined rules, global load balancing can be instantly deployed using our Cyclone Servers and used in conjunction with the XWEBHosting Content Delivery Network. Global Load Balancing is configurable in two modes:
Datacenter A gets nominated as the active location for each service that is being load balanced. Datacenter B remains idle until Datacenter A goes offline or reports as down, then Datacenter B takes over as the active location. This allows for automatic failover and all requests are routed to the formerly passive, now active, Datacenter B.
Datacenter A and Datacenter B are both nominated as active and all requests are load balanced to either location depending on geographic proximity of the client.
StingRay Shared is a software solution running on redundant clusters at each one of our Datacenters in different geographic regions and is available for an additional fee. While StingRay Dedicated Global Load Balancing is deployed on servers you choose, in clusters of two or as individual servers, with appropriate licensing.
Both StingRay Shared and StingRay Dedicated provide business continuity, improved speeds and enhanced customer experiences even if one location experiences an outage.