Cloud flares load balancer traffic management

Dear Cloudflare Support Team,

I hope this email finds you well. My name is Harshraj, and I represent Stackfusion Pvt Ltd. We have been utilizing Cloudflare’s services to enhance the performance and security of our online platform. Your Load Balancer service has been particularly instrumental in optimizing our traffic distribution.

We are writing to seek clarification on how Cloudflare’s Load Balancer workers function, specifically regarding traffic redirection outside of India. As we operate primarily within India and serve a local audience, we have a requirement to ensure that our web traffic does not get redirected outside the country.

Could you kindly provide us with detailed information on the following points:

  1. Load Balancer Worker Functionality: We are interested in understanding the technical workings of Cloudflare’s Load Balancer workers. Any insights into how the workers distribute incoming traffic and manage routing decisions would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Traffic Redirection: Our main concern is to ensure that the traffic originating from Indian users is not redirected outside of India. Could you please explain how Cloudflare’s Load Balancer handles traffic routing and ensure that local traffic remains within the country’s borders?
  3. Customization Options: Are there any options available within Cloudflare’s Load Balancer configuration that allow us to control or fine-tune traffic redirection? We would like to explore if there are settings that could align with our specific requirements.
  4. Geo-Location Based Routing: Does Cloudflare’s Load Balancer support geo-location-based routing? If yes, how can we configure it to achieve our goal of keeping Indian traffic within India?

We are committed to providing the best possible experience for our users while ensuring compliance with local regulations and optimizing network performance. Understanding how Cloudflare’s Load Balancer achieves these goals will greatly assist us in making informed decisions for our platform.

We appreciate your time and attention to this matter. Please feel free to share any documentation, resources, or insights that could help us gain a better understanding of Cloudflare’s Load Balancer functionalities and how we can tailor them to our needs.

Thank you in advance for your assistance. We look forward to your response.

Best regards,

Dear harshraj

  1. Load Balancer Worker Functionality: Cloudflare’s Load Balancer service works by distributing your traffic across multiple servers through algorithms like round robin or load-based, which involves taking into consideration the health and the capacity of each server.
  2. Traffic Redirection: Cloudflare’s regional routing definitely ensures that traffic stays as local as possible. Traffic is primarily handled and managed by the closest data center in our networking infrastructure.
  3. Customization Options: Yes, Cloudflare provides a ‘Steering’ option in your load balancing settings which gives you control to direct traffic using specific methods. You can choose preset options like Dynamic Steering for performance, or create a custom set up based on your needs.
  4. **Geo-Location Based Routing: **Yes, Cloudflare’s “geo-steering” lets you route visitors to your nearest server based on their geolocation. To configure, go to your Cloudflare dashboard > Traffic > Load Balancing and adjust the ‘Steering’ method that suits your needs.

Here is the Cloudflare Load Balancer documentation which may assist you further in understanding its functionalities: Cloudflare Load Balancing · Cloudflare Load Balancing docs