One of the biggest challenges in digital transformation for most enterprises is migration of their services from on-premise to the cloud. Since those migrations often include a hybrid model for high performance, availability and security, the proper management of user access to services located in hybrid environments is crucial for the best possible end-user experience.
Many organizations which already deliver services from the cloud, by doing business globally have a need to deliver those services near the users for a better service performance, usually by using multiple cloud data centers located worldwide or even multi-cloud infrastructure for better availability and cost reduction. In addition to reducing latency and cost, a multi-cloud environment also prevents ‘vendor lock-in’ performance problems, limited options and offers great flexibility regarding the choice of optimal cloud providers.
One of the issues that arise in a hybrid or multi-cloud environment is managing all the different distributed services across different cloud providers.
User access to the hybrid and multi-cloud digital infrastructure is commonly managed by using a Global Server Load Balancer (GSLB) service. The choice of a proper GSLB service is the most important step in establishing a multi data center environment for both hybrid and multi-cloud models since GSLB is responsible for the server load balancing and the end-user’s optimal server selection. One of the easiest to implement, manage and configure solutions is to have a modern Client-side Global Server Load Balancing solution do all the necessary load balancing between the different cloud environments and providers.