Snapt Nova

Nova is a centrally managed, container-based ADC platform providing Layer 7 load balancing, GSLB, WAF and web acceleration. Nova is cloud-native, hyperscale and intelligent.

Snapt Aria

Software load balancing, web acceleration, WAF and global DNS load balancer. Blazing fast throughputs, high SSL TPS and runs on any cloud, VM or bare metal.

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Creating a load balancer for Developers (and why we use our own ADC)

by Iwan Price-Evans on DevOps • June 16, 2020
Developers building business-critical applications need an IT environment that allows them to work quickly and securely. This means having reliable web servers that are always available and protected. However, in the agile world of modern application development, they can’t always wait for the IT team to set up and configure load balancers and ADCs for them. They need their own solutions, and they need them to be tailored to their own needs. When we developed Snapt Nova, we were our first customer. Our development team uses Nova themselves (the process known as "dogfooding") to provide load balancing for Nova development and deployment. This post is about what developers need, how the right load balancer or application delivery controller (ADC) can support and empower developers, and why Nova might be the best load balancer for developers – or, at least, why our own developers seem to think it is.
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Orchestrated ADCs Simplify Management and Scalability

by Iwan Price-Evans on Scalability • June 11, 2020
As your business grows and adapts to changing market conditions, especially during these volatile times, the demands on your cloud IT infrastructure become increasingly complex. Your web servers and critical business applications need to be not only resilient but also flexible enough to handle fluctuating traffic patterns in real time. Centrally orchestrated Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) simplify these management challenges and enable dynamic scalability across any cloud environment.
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4 MINUTES

Is ELB good enough for load balancing apps in AWS?

by Iwan Price-Evans on Load Balancing • May 26, 2020
If you’re running your applications in Amazon Web Services / EC2, you need some load balancing to make sure your web servers don’t get overloaded. Amazon offers Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) natively, but is it the best option for you? This blog explains the differences between Amazon ELB and Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs). If you only need a basic load balancer to manage where to send and receive traffic within your AWS environment, then ELB might be enough. But if you’re running business-critical applications and you need to make sure they are always available, are running as fast as possible, are protected from attacks, and display real-time telemetry and performance data, then you might need additional functionality that ELB cannot provide. You might require a complete ADC like Snapt Aria, which provides a full-featured, high-performance software load balancer, web accelerator, WAF and GSLB.
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Do You Prioritize Features or Flexibility in a Load Balancer?

by Iwan Price-Evans on DevOps • April 30, 2020
The load balancer market is evolving from feature-heavy hardware appliances to lightweight software solutions and flexible cloud-native implementations. But if you’re evaluating load balancer options, how do you bridge the gap between old world systems and the new? Do you prioritize the product features you’ve come to rely on or the advantages of flexibility? What are the pros and cons?
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3 MINUTES

Load Balancing Cloud-Native Environments

by Iwan Price-Evans on Scalability • April 2, 2020
Six years is a very long time in tech. The Application Delivery Controller (ADC) market has changed dramatically since Snapt arrived on the scene six years ago. Back then, traditional hardware load balancers were the rule for managing web server deployments and Snapt was the only software-only ADC on the market. Now the market faces another major transition – the migration to cloud-native environments.
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Nova Review Highlights Easy Set Up

by Iwan Price-Evans on Snapt Nova • March 31, 2020
Here at Snapt, we’re confident that we’ve developed the fastest, most scalable and easiest to use ADC platform in Nova – one that meets the needs of modern DevOps and IT Ops teams as they adopt cloud-native techniques for application delivery. But don’t just take our word for it. A recent third-party review has shown how easy it is to work with Nova.
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3 MINUTES

The Secret to Healthy App Delivery at Scale

by Iwan Price-Evans on Scalability • March 24, 2020
When your IT operations or DevOps teams need to scale-up or scale-out the server systems running critical applications, it’s generally a good sign of business growth. It means there are more visitors coming to your website, more conversions, more product sales or possibly regional or international expansion. But with scaling comes complexity, especially for monitoring and managing application performance. This blog explains the basics of managing Application Delivery Control (ADCs) across multi-cloud deployments, multiple locations and at any scale.
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Is Your ADC Ready for Multi-Cloud Deployments?

by Iwan Price-Evans on Cloud • March 17, 2020
Moving to “the cloud,” as it’s casually known, is a misnomer. There isn’t a single, homogeneous cloud destination, but rather, a spectrum of different types of clouds ranging from private to public, and multiple varieties in between. In addition, there are multiple public cloud providers to choose from. As enterprises increasingly adopt diverse cloud strategies and run business-critical applications in multiple clouds, this has major implications for ensuring application delivery. And not all Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) are up to the job for multi-cloud deployments.
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4 MINUTES

Best Practices for Load Balancing Docker Containers

by Iwan Price-Evans on Load Balancing • March 10, 2020
Containers are rapidly becoming the go-to software tool for application developers, and Docker is one of the most-loved container platforms according to the latest Stack Overflow developer survey. Docker simplifies software development so that developers can build applications that are lightweight, easily scalable and can run on any infrastructure. But when it comes to management and orchestration, the platform needs to be augmented with modern load balancing to ensure that business-critical applications are always up, fast and secure.
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