Application Load Balancer Workflow

Here's how Application Load Balancer works:
  1. An Akamai edge server first receives a request for your site.
  2. If the request meets your policy's match criteria, the edge server:
    1. Routes the request to the appropriate data center.
    2. Maintains session stickiness.
  3. you set up liveness tests, other edge servers monitor the data centers. When a liveness test detects that a data center is down, it routes traffic to an available data center.

The following diagram shows how Application Load Balancer works: