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Rack Nation

Navitas Solutions uses the Load Balancer to reduce latency between users and their servers, greatly improving customer satisfaction.

RackNation is a Costa Rican data center, servicing businesses with a need for dynamic solutions in their IT environments.

RackNation is the result of over 13 years of experience in data centers. We are a group of IT professionals with broad experience in networking and systems development. In a market flooded with impersonal solutions, we strive to offer the best possible support for critical applications, in a friendly and professional environment with world-class monitoring and controls.

Business challenges

One of the services we offer is high availability email, so we had to ensure that load balancing would not become a possible point of failure.

We needed a reliable, easy-to-configure product in HAProxy mode. We tried doing this with KEMP and NGINX, but load balancing different TCP ports became too much of a hassle.

Solutions

We found out about Snapt while researching other load balancing options. Our previous supplier was not cost-effective, and required specific hardware with exchange load balancing capabilities – so we decided to look for an alternative.

Results

Stable solution mixed with a friendly interface

Snapt represents stability mixed with a friendly interface, and allows us to deploy on our own hardware.

 

We are happy to say that Snapt:

  1. Is great value for money
  2. Is very stable in our Hosted Exchange venture
  3. Has never had a single glitch that could result in down time
  4. Is simple and clean to administer
  5. Has excellent ticket support, which you need for platforms that sustain critical applications.

 

We now serve over 4,000 enterprise-type inboxes using our Microsoft Exchange cluster. The most tangible difference is that all our NOC staff can manage the Snapt Load Balancer – our previous clusters required that we delegate administration tasks to our Linux-/UNIX-savvy NOC agents only

In Summary

With Snapt, Navitas Solutions was able to:

  • Move servers to UK-based hosting providers
  • Reduce latency
  • Introduce redundancy
  • Improve customer satisfaction
Products Used

Accelerator, Balancer, WAF

Quote

"We are happy to say that Snapt has never had a single glitch that could result in downtime; it is simple and clean to administer."Felipe Cruz Ferrero, Chief Technical Officer

Tags

accelerator, adc, balancer

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