Azure Traffic Manager
- A DNS-based traffic load balancer.
- Improves the responsiveness of your applications by sending the request to the closest endpoint.
- It offers a range of traffic-routing methods and endpoint monitoring options.
- It is resilient to failure.
- You can obtain actionable insights about your users using a traffic view.
- Improve the availability of your applications by using traffic manager health checks.
- Offers automatic failover when an endpoint goes down.
- Traffic Manager endpoints: Azure, External, and Nested
- Combine multiple traffic-routing methods using nested traffic manager profiles.
- Priority – allows you to set a primary endpoint for all traffic.
- Weighted – distribute traffic according to weights.
- Performance – routes users to the closest endpoint.
- Geographic – direct users to a specific endpoint.
- Multivalue – endpoints for IPv4/IPv6 addresses.
- Subnet – map a group of end-user IP address range to a specific endpoint.
- You are charged based on the number of DNS queries received.
- You are also charged for each monitored endpoint.
- You can reduce your DNS query charges by configuring a larger TTL.
- You are charged for the number of data points used in the traffic view.