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Load Balancing and Distribution

ConveneGSC provides excellent performance and is likely to be able to handle GTP routing to multiple peers.  In the event that the capacity of a single GSC instance is exceeded, there are several scalability options, including the segmentation of the network of peers with multiple ConveneGSCs servicing groups of peers.

Load Balancing can be based upon static configuration and dynamic resource parameters, providing load equalization that takes current network conditions and operation into consideration.

Scalability options include the load balancing/routing features of ConveneGSC.  There are three options GTP-C and GTP-U traffic routing through ConveneGSC:

  1. Routing all GTP traffic (DEFAULT).  ConveneGSC routes all GTP-C and GTP-U traffic (signaling and data) for full load distribution and topology hiding.  Refer to Scalability Example 1;
  2. Routing all GTP-C traffic.  ConveneGSC routes all messages for a session, balancing the signaling traffic for a entire session, and all GTP-U traffic bypasses ConveneGSC.  Refer to Scalability Example 2;
  3. Routing the first Create message.  ConveneGSC routes only the first create request,  allowing subsequent session signalling and data traffic to flow outside of ConveneGSC control.  Refer to Scalability Example 3.

This routing flexibility allows scaling by balancing different types of traffic across the network as needed.

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