Anycast for Performance & High Availability
At the network level, BGP anycast can offer unparalleled low latency performance. With our anycast technology, you can distribute your content, data, and applications to as many PoPs (points of presence) as you want, and direct incoming traffic to the nearest one, utilizing the same IP for all instances. Anycast can be configured to work with virtually any online application.
Unicast (Typical) Routing
With unicast routing, end users further from your server will experience slower performance.
Using anycast, end user experience is improved when they connect to server instances closer to them.
Anycast also ensures high availability and uptime for your infrastructure. In the event that one PoP fails, anycast architecture enables network traffic to be automatically rerouted to the next closest available PoP. In addition to server outages and failures, anycast ensures your infrastructure is not impacted if you need to take a location offline for other reasons, including upgrades, maintenance, and blue-green deployments. Anycast can also leverage ECMP and other network-level handoffs to load balance large deployments in one location.
With a unicast infrastructure, if your server goes down for any reason, end users must wait until that location comes back online
With anycast, if one location goes offline, end users will be automatically rerouted to the next closest server instance, without needing to use different IP address.
Deploy Today on NetActuate's Global Anycast Platform
Bring your products and services to the global edge with NetActuate's anycast platform. Available in over 40 global locations, connected by the second largest network in the world, a team of veteran network engineers is ready to build and optimize the right deployment for your business.