Global Server Selector

With the simple UI in BlueCat‘s Global Server Selector, easily configure and update DNS for highly available services and distributed applications.

What is it?

BlueCat Global Server Selector provides a simple UI that directs users to the nearest available server without the need for complex GSLB solutions. It configures DNS to:

    • Automatically update DNS responses based on server availability.
    • Direct endpoints to the best application servers for their location.
    • Give different DNS responses to clients behind Network Address Translation (NAT).
    • Integrate with existing application monitoring tools using our API-first approach

 

The challenge

To provide highly available access to distributed applications and services, network teams need a simple and centralized way to configure contextualized DNS responses. Without an integrated solution, IT teams face disparate systems where configuration and troubleshooting is complex.

  • Use Case 1: Different answers for different networks that eliminates the need for a third-party GSLB solution or duplicate data for a correct response.
  • Use Case 2: Different answers based on the health of the application cluster, eliminating the need for custom integrations or third-party GSLB solutions.

Simplified Administration

Meet complex problems with simple solutions

Improve SLAs

Ensure highly available access for users

Centralized Control

Configuration is built into the core of Adaptive DNS

Seamless integration

Keep a pulse on server health with existing tools

Features

Multi-answer configuration

Give different DNS responses to clients behind Network Address Translation (NAT).

Health Check Integration

Update DNS in real-time when a server is down using REST APIs or the built-in health check service.

Search Order

Direct endpoints to the best application servers for their location based on server availability.