About Anycast

Anycast is a network addressing and routing methodology in which datagrams from a single sender are routed to the topologically nearest node in a group of potential receivers, though it may be sent to several nodes, all identified by the same destination address.

Anycast addressing routes datagrams to a single member of a group of potential receivers that are all identified by the same destination address. This is a one-to-nearest association.

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For example: DNS service is a distributed service over multiple geographically dispersed servers.

Google Cloud DNS service using anycast methodology.