Cloud Load Balancing reliability guide

Last reviewed 2023-08-05 UTC

Cloud Load Balancing is a fully distributed, software-defined, managed service for all your traffic. Cloud Load Balancing also provides seamless autoscaling, Layer 4 and Layer 7 load balancing, and support for features such as IPv6 global load balancing.

Best practices

  • Performance best practices - how to spread load across application instances to deliver optimal performance. Strategies include backend placement in regions closest to traffic, caching, forwarding rule protocol selection, and configuring session affinity.
  • Using load balancing for highly available applications - how to use Cloud Load Balancing with Compute Engine to provide high availability, even during a zonal outage.