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7 MINUTES

Why You Should Switch to a Cloud-Native Software ADC

by Bethany Hill on ADC • March 17, 2021
Hardware is comforting. When you own a hardware application delivery controller (ADC), you know that you control it—the box, the NIC, the power supply, the whole deal. This control has been the primary attraction for spending seven figures to plunk a giant ADC in front of your entire application infrastructure. That said, the world has changed—and then it changed again.
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6 MINUTES

Multi-Cloud, Multi-Location and Multi-Platform Load Balancing

by Bethany Hill on Load Balancing • February 24, 2021
Load balancing is a crucial practice for any organization that needs to prioritize scalability and performance. By efficiently distributing network and application traffic across multiple servers, load balancing helps ensure that you can continue providing services to customers while gracefully handling unexpected spikes inactivity.
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9 MINUTES

12 Benefits and Challenges of Multi-Cloud Architectures

by Bethany Hill on Snapt Nova • February 19, 2021
Gartner, Forrester, and all the major analysts are tracking a huge increase in interest in multi-cloud. A growing number of CIOs, architects, and IT teams are either considering or rolling out multi-cloud architectures for key applications. This is understandable. No one wants to get locked into a single cloud. Multiple clouds may offer enterprises a better way to deliver applications closer to their customers and end users. Going multi-cloud, however, is a complex decision involving multiple trade-offs that every CIO should consider before launching down that path.
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4 MINUTES

Cloud Infrastructure Best Practices for Video Game Launches

by Bethany Hill on Tips and Tricks • February 1, 2021
How To Stay Online, Scale-Up, And Keep Latency Down Launching a video game may be among the most challenging operational tasks today. Demand can be hard to predict. Launches are binary events that defy load testing. Setting up the right cloud infrastructure takes foresight and planning, and while over-provisioning wastes money, under-provisioning is probably even worse. Expect upset customers screaming at you on Twitter, Discord, and Reddit when a game starts glitching under the massive weight of millions of users. Here’s a quickstart guide to best practices for planning your cloud infrastructure to support a successful game launch.
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5 MINUTES

Load Balancing Kubernetes on DigitalOcean

by Bethany Hill on Kubernetes • December 22, 2020
Many of our customers are exploring the use of Kubernetes. Some are looking to use it as part of a multi-cloud strategy to reduce business risk. Others are looking at dividing monolithic apps into microservices and leveraging Kubernetes as a management and orchestration plane for all the separate services created from the decoupled application.
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4 MINUTES

Replacing Microsoft Network Load Balancer on EOL

by Bethany Hill on Snapt Aria • December 14, 2020
If you are running Microsoft’s Network Load Balancer, then you are aware that the product is facing End Of Life (EOL). This EOL situation means you need to identify and compare the best Microsoft Network Load Balancer alternatives. Anytime you are forced to change your networking infrastructure due to an EOL, it’s a great time to consider how to upgrade your capabilities in the process. This post will help you to identify a replacement load balancer suitable for Windows infrastructure and compatible with a Hyper-V hypervisor, with a framework for making this decision.
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5 MINUTES

Snapt Nova vs HAProxy: A Slightly Biased Comparison

by Bethany Hill on HAProxy • November 11, 2020
We get asked often by developers starting new companies or projects how Snapt's Nova Community Edition compares to the HAProxy you can download. It's a good question and a good debate to have. 
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1 MINUTES

Introduction to the Nova Web Application Firewall

by Bethany Hill on Security • October 30, 2020
You can enable Nova's Web Application Firewall (WAF) on any HTTP/S Nova ADC with a single click of a button, and it is easy to use and manage. Learn how it works in this demo.
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7 MINUTES

Monitoring ADCs the Cloud Native Way With Prometheus and Grafana

by Bethany Hill on ADC • October 28, 2020
Cloud Native computing has fundamentally shifted the paradigm for how applications are built and run. Built around concepts of ephemeral compute and immutable infrastructure based on Containers, Cloud Native computing focuses on treating each bit of functionality as a small application to be delivered as a service. In that sense, Cloud Native is the polar opposite of so-called monolithic applications that cannot be decomposed into services easily and require massive infrastructure footprints.
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