Load Balancing

Use load balancing to distribute user requests among sets of instances.

For more about scaling your application with load balancing, see Load Balancing and Scaling.

Before you begin

Types of load balancing

Global external load balancing

Regional external load balancing

  • Network load balancing distributes traffic among a pool of instances within a region. Network load balancing can balance any kind of TCP/UDP traffic.

Regional internal load balancing

  • Internal load balancing distributes traffic from Google Cloud Platform virtual machine instances to a group of instances in the same region.

Load balancing pricing

All regions
Hourly service charge $0.025 (5 rules included)
$0.010 per additional rule
Per GB of data processed $0.008

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