# Locality Aware Load Balancing

A multi-zone deployment can enable locality aware load balancing in a particular Mesh to ensure optimal service backend routing. This feature relies on the kuma.io/zone service tag to select the destination service endpoint.

# Enabling the Locality Aware Load Balancing

A particular Mesh that spans several regions, zones or subzones, may choose to enable locality aware load balancing as follows:

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