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by Justin Ellingwood
There is no VPS provider that has a decent product supporting anycast. It would be great if you did.
This way, I could have servers in multiple locations with the same public IP address. Users are likely to get routed to the closest.
I realize the comments below are older, but for others looking, buyvm.net does offer single anycast ip addresses. The catch is must have at least 1 vps in each data center of which they have 3 locations (but that is kind of the point anycast in the first place). I can't speak to their reliability etc, though. I have not used them yet.
I would love to see this feature. VULTR is offering anycast, but they require you to lease your on /24 block. That is well beyond our means. but would love to have a small block or even just a couple any-cast IP addresses to setup a fault tolerant DNS and hosting system.
@Bob James: FranTech offers anycast and I'm sure they are the only ones.
Throwing part of my support ticket in here:
From a technical standpoint it wouldn't be all that difficult. Digital Ocean would annouce anycast blocks at all locations and allocate single addresses to accounts. Then customers would bind addresses to specific sets of Droplets. It would require having at least one Droplet bound in every location, but hey, that's just anycast.
I just requested over at VULTR and they said no.
They said :"Basically, you'd need a /24 subnet at minimum, which we do not provide"
WHO HAS ANYCAST???
Please name ANY provider that supports it
Private network support too. E.g. an auto-haproxy to connect to the latency based "closest" server.
+3... -2. I had originally set 3 votes for this, but decided to go down to 1. AWS's Route 53 offers what they call "Latency Based Routing". You can use this feature with any ip address (including non-AWS machines) without spending a lot of money. Even though it would be cool if DO had this, I'd rather they invested in features that didn't have third-party solutions like local IP support in all of their DC's, which is something that almost every other cloud hosting provider offers.
I think this would be incredibly difficult to implement, but if DO did it, they certainly would have a leg up over everyone else.
+1 this would be very very awesome.
I think this service would work... https://totaluptime.com/solutions/cloud-load-balancing/
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