Fast and Secure Load Balancer for VMware Cloud Director

Snapt Nova brings scalable load balancing, WAF security, and GSLB to VMware Cloud Director and your cloud service business.


Snapt Nova

Why Snapt Nova for vCloud Director?

Snapt Nova is a complete app services platform adding high-performance load balancing, security, and GSLB to your cloud built on VMware Cloud Director. Nova is designed for security, observability, and maintenance at scale.

Integrated App Services

Everything you need for cloud ingress. Load balancing, WAF security, and GSLB. Supports HTTP/S, TCP, UDP, SSL/TLS, RDP, MySQL, and Exchange.

Powerful Load Balancer and WAF

Fast, lightweight app services scale out to millions of nodes at 10K SSL TPS per node. Layer 7, OWASP, DoS protection, SSL offloading, and resilient GSLB.

Provide Load Balancing as a Service

Nova's centralized control and organization management is built for multi-tenant LBaaS. Central control, REST API, RBAC, and per-app management and monitoring.

VMware Integration

Deploy layer 7 load balancing and security to your VMware cloud in seconds. Tag-based service discovery.

Snapt Nova comes with a native VMware Cloud Director integration so it just works. Snapt's integration proxies requests from your cloud ingress to Snapt Nova to apply intelligent load balancing, WAF/WAAP security, and performance optimization.

Snapt Nova will send traffic to your web servers' tags and discover their IP addresses automatically. It will let you know if HTTP reply times and maintain high availability in the event of failures.


Deployment and Automation

The cloud service platform needs app services that help you build and deliver.

Dropping a clunky WAF or ADC appliance in front of your VMware cloud deployment slows down your business and makes things harder for your clients. Provide cloud-native load balancing as-a-service, with central control for your PlatformOps and compliance teams and per-app APIs for your clients.

Nova spawns lightweight data plane nodes, defined by a centralized control plane. Automate everything with a full REST API or use the modern web GUI.

Deploy as a SaaS from Snapt's cloud or self-hosted in your own environment.


Autoscaling Services

Don't get a WAF or load balancer – get the superpower to create unlimited app services on-demand!

Now your app services work in the same way as your other cloud-native components. Scale up, scale down, manage it remotely, and only pay for what you use.

Snapt Nova uses lightweight worker nodes capable of running on 2-core CPUs and even ARM without sacrificing performance of 10,000 SSL TPS per node. These nodes are totally dynamic and ephemeral, so scale-in is 100% efficient.


Real-Time Telemetry And Analytics

Retrieve stats in Nova's UI, or via REST API in any reporting and visualization platform such as Prometheus and Grafana or DataDog. 

Nova Vision is a powerful traffic analysis engine that runs on your Nova Nodes and in the Nova Controller, using the edge to store and analyze logs and ship the results to the core. Centralized observability for all your load balancers and WAFs.

Nova runs continual health checks and analyzes every request, looking for performance issues, threats, or traffic spikes. You can receive notifications via email, Slack, webhook, and more.


What's Inside?

Snapt Nova provides load balancing and WAF security on-demand to millions of nodes from a central controller. Nova is designed for modern distributed applications.

App Services Platform

The Nova Controller deploys app services to millions of lightweight worker nodes with a near-zero latency connection. Real-time control, telemetry, and automation for every application and backend.

Autoscaling Anywhere

Nova can link directly to your cloud accounts and automatically scale your application services as demand rises. Handle millions of TPS and scale down automatically.

Multi-Cloud App Services

Nova quickly and easily deploys your load balancer and WAF templates into any cloud and even multiple clouds helping you deliver a consistent and agnostic multi-cloud or hybrid strategy.

Centralized Security

Total visibility and consistent policy with centralized WAF security for millions of nodes. Block hackers and bots, prevent SQL injection, DoS, CSRF, and more. Strengthen compliance and governance.

DevOps and CI/CD

Nova is built for automation and modern deployments. A full REST API, LBaaS capability, cloud and container-aware, infrastructure-as-code integration, service discovery, and more.

Self-Learning Intelligence

Nova collects and profiles telemetry from your apps – errors, latency, server health, traffic, and more – and uses built-in machine learning to detect anomalies and block emerging threats.

Want to see how Snapt Nova works with VMware Cloud Director?

We will schedule an introductory call with you to discuss your requirements and demonstrate Snapt's products. We also provide an enterprise-level trial license for your POC.