Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has filed a patent for an efficient DNS-based global server load balancing system. The method involves monitoring server health, updating server information, and processing DNS queries to assign servers for virtual servers based on health check results. The system ensures efficient server selection for processing requests. GlobalData’s report on Goldman Sachs Group gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Efficient dns-based global server load balancing

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: The Goldman Sachs Group Inc

A patent application (Publication Number: US20240022628A1) describes a method for domain name system (DNS) based global server load balancing. The method involves identifying servers associated with virtual servers, creating server health check tasks to monitor server health based on communication protocols, dividing tasks into buckets processed periodically, and selecting servers based on health check results for processing DNS queries. The processing includes sending tasks to worker processes, receiving results, and propagating them to data plane clusters. Additionally, the method involves updating information in a database based on requests associated with virtual servers and selecting servers based on health and client location for responding to DNS queries. The communication protocols for server health include tcp, http, https, or icmp, and results indicate server status as up or down.

Furthermore, the patent application includes claims for a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing instructions for executing the method and a system comprising a processor and storage medium for performing the steps. The instructions cover processing tasks, updating database information, selecting servers based on health and location, and propagating health check results to data plane clusters. The system also includes features for handling unfinished tasks, updating database information, selecting servers for DNS queries, and using communication protocols like tcp, http, https, or icmp for server health measures. Overall, the patent application outlines a comprehensive method and system for DNS-based global server load balancing to optimize server performance and response to client requests efficiently.

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