Public DNS steering policies are not limited to assets in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, making Oracle DNS the best choice for hybrid and multicloud architectures. Traffic management steering policy types include:
- Global server load balancing enables you to use round robin load balancing to distribute traffic among multiple servers to optimize performance. Traffic can be split evenly among endpoints or weighted via ratio assignment.
- It’s easy to set up a simple active-active failover between two public assets. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure will monitor the primary endpoint (via Oracle Health Checks) and reroute all traffic to a failover location if the primary endpoint is unresponsive.
- Traffic steering policies can also route traffic based on the source of the query. Geolocation steering dynamically routes requests to the appropriate response pool based on the physical location of the originating request.
- Dynamically routes traffic requests based on the originating ASN or IP prefix.
IP Prefix Steering
- Dynamically routes traffic requests based on originating IP prefix (for example, 172.16.1.0/24).