REST Resource: backendServices

Resource: BackendService

Represents a Backend Service resource.

A backend service defines how Google Cloud load balancers distribute traffic. The backend service configuration contains a set of values, such as the protocol used to connect to backends, various distribution and session settings, health checks, and timeouts. These settings provide fine-grained control over how your load balancer behaves. Most of the settings have default values that allow for easy configuration if you need to get started quickly.

Backend services in Google Compute Engine can be either regionally or globally scoped.