Terraform has some great documentation on Route 53, but it’s a little bit hard to understand how all the resources works together. So to demonstrate, we are going to build an REST API that is deployed to multiple AWS regions, which has one public-facing URL, which is load balanced through Route 53. There are some additional requirements:
API is done using API Gateway + Lambda
The same API is deployed to multiple AWS regions. To demonstrate this we’ll deploy to EU Frankfurt (eu-central-1) and N.Virginia, US (us-east-1).
The API in each region will get a public facing URL for easy debugging. So there will be https://api-eu.example.com and https://api-us.example.com pointing to the API gateway in each region.
There will be a global URL, https://api.example.com which points to the underlying https://api-eu.example.com and https://api-us.example.com endpoints.
The global URL will do a 50%-50% active-active load balancing to each region. In other words 50% of the traffic will go to each region.
The health of the regional APIs are monitored, if one of it goes down, all the traffic will be routed to the other alive one.
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