What's a Load Balancer? Rabbit Holes and Wormholes

Creating web applications is an evolving challenge. As you attract more users, you generate more connections and put greater demand on your infrastructure. As you create rich new features within your application, you will need clever ways to route, process, and store increasing amounts data. To prevent your back-end from…

How to Route Using Cookies

Cookies can be a useful way to store information. They can also be a clever way of routing your users; if the user has a certain cookie, send them there instead of here. We'll show you how to route user sessions based on information contained within an encrypted cookie. We'll…

One Hostname, Multiple Apps, and Paths

In a perfect world, a service like Fly would perform magic. We could offer our services and claim that everything will work seamlessly - you won't need to make alterations to your applications! That isn't true, yet. In order to take advantage of some of the best features that Fly…

When Simple Wins: The Power of Two Random Choices

Fly is an Application Delivery Network. A large piece of the application delivery puzzle is fast and efficient load balancing. We've just rolled out Power of 2 Random Choices Load Balancing; every site sending traffic through Fly receives global HTTPS load balancing with The Power of 2 Random Choices. How…