Backend Buckets

Backend buckets allow you to use Google Cloud Storage buckets with HTTP(S) Load Balancing.

Using a Cloud Storage bucket as a load balancer backend

An HTTP(S) load balancer can direct traffic from specified URLs to either a backend bucket or a backend service. For example, the load balancer can send requests for static content to a Cloud Storage bucket and requests for dynamic content to a VM.

For example, you can have the load balancer send traffic with a path of /static to a storage bucket and all other requests to your instances.

Distributing traffic to Instances and Cloud Storage buckets with HTTP(S) LB (click to enlarge)
Distributing traffic to Instances and Cloud Storage buckets with HTTP(S) LB (click to enlarge)

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