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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DigitalOcean
Load Balancing & WAF

Snapt Nova is the first DevOps, microservices and cloud-native Load Balancer and WAF purpose-built for DigitalOcean users building modern apps.

Far more than just load balancing for DigitalOcean, Nova offers a full ADC suite - a supercharged load balancer, web accelerator and application firewall. Droplet discovery, automated deployments and more will level up your DigitalOcean experience!

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Nova ADC and Multi Location Load Balancing in DigitalOcean

Key Information: Digital Ocean Load Balancer

DigitalOcean API

The Nova load balancer for DigitalOcean integrates directly with the DigitalOcean API, allowing you to connect easily and deploy load balancers automatically.

Tag-Based Service Discovery

Load balance based on DigitalOcean Tags instead of manual IP addresses.

Autoscaling

Dynamically launch and destroy load balancers in DigitalOcean to fit your traffic pattern through the day.

Resilient Global Server Load Balancing

Best-in-class GSLB network has 25 network POPs on 6 continents to ensure you are ready for multiple DigitalOcean locations and automatic failover at no extra cost.

Security and Acceleration

Far more than just a load balancer, Nova offers a full ADC suite. Protect your servers with our powerful Layer 7 Web Application Firewall (WAF).

AI Enhancement

Nova's AI monitors your cluster for anomalies, brute force attacks, performance issues and more, and reacts intelligently.

Layer 7 availability, performance and security

Intelligent load balancing and WAF for DigitalOcean.

Nova Load Balancers for Digital Ocean operate at Layer 7. That means intelligent, high-performance load balancing with incredible analytics, anomaly, and threat detection. Nova ADC is a supercharged load balancer for DigitalOcean, with far more functionality and features.

What does this mean for you? Nova Load Balancers and WAF deploy automatically into DigitalOcean. You can tell it to send traffic to your web servers' tags and it will discover their IP addresses automatically. It will let you know if HTTP reply times are slow and will swap traffic over to another DigitalOcean location if one goes down!

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Nova ADC can deploy and configure dozens of DigitalOcean load balancers in seconds

Easy and flexible Load Balancer configuration

Deploy a Nova Load Balancer into DigitalOcean in Seconds.

The Nova load balancer connects directly to DigitalOcean via API and supports native service discovery with Droplet Tags. Nova's centralized control and lightweight design mean you can create and deploy your first load balancers in minutes.

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Easy central configuration and management of Load Balancers in Digital Ocean

ADC & WAF Analytics and Machine Learning

Real Time Telemetry and analytics add power to DigitalOcean load balancing.

Nova's centrally managed load balancers and WAF monitors and analyzes every request that gets passed to your DigitalOcean droplets, looking for performance issues, threats or traffic spikes. You can receive notifications via email, Slack, webhook and more, and can control the entire platform via REST API, including statistics retrieval.

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Easy central configuration and management of Load Balancers in Digital Ocean

Why choose Nova as an alternative to DigitalOcean’s native load balancer?

While the DigitalOcean load balancer is a good start, it has a few limitations:

  • One service per load balancer – this is not economically viable.
  • Only 10k RPS per load balancer – this capacity is too low for many high-usage apps.
  • Missing security features like WAF – a WAF is commonly offered as a feature of many load balancers like HAProxy or Snapt’s own products.
  • No scaling capability in the DigitalOcean load balancers – the only option is to use a load balancer to its full capacity and then spin up another one, splitting the service traffic.
  • Only a basic rules and policy engine for the DigitalOcean load balancer – for more complex applications, SREs and DevOps teams will likely want more granular control on ingress.
    Deploying Nova ADCs as load balancers in front of DigitalOcean managed K8S clusters results in better performance, lower cost, and higher capacity.

Deploying Nova ADCs as load balancers in front of DigitalOcean managed K8S clusters results in better performance, lower cost, and higher capacity.

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DigitalOcean Load Balancer Tutorial

This step-by-step guide on how to use Nova ADCs instead of DigitalOcean load balancers on K8S clusters within DO.

Watch this Nova/DO demo (5 min)

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DigitalOcean Load Balancer Tutorial

This step-by-step guide on how to use Nova ADCs instead of DigitalOcean load balancers on K8S clusters within DO.

Watch the demo (5 min)

Try Nova Load Balancing for DigitalOcean Free

Nova offers packages for all users and companies.
See Nova DigitalOcean load balancer pricing.

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