Recent Posts by Iwan Price-Evans

Iwan has a decade of experience marketing network solutions to businesses of all sizes, all over the world.

Kubernetes In The Real World: using an ADC to reduce the complexity of Kubernetes adoption

Kubernetes is a powerful container orchestration technology that continues to grow in popularity with enterprise users. A recent survey conducted in 2019 by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation – the organization that governs Kubernetes development – reports that 78% of the respondents were using Kubernetes in production, compared with only 58% in 2018. This is real attention-getting growth. Obviously, with these sorts of numbers, more companies are going to jump on the bandwagon.

How to install & configure Nova: review by Vladan Seget

Review reproduced courtesy of Vladan Seget / @vladan: an independent consultant, professional blogger, vExpert x11, Veeam Vanguard x5, VCAP-DCA/DCD, VCP.

Webinar: The Future of Application Delivery in a Hybrid, Multi-Cloud, and Microservices World

Companies of all sizes are migrating to using multiple cloud providers like Azure, AWS and DigitalOcean, and hybrid delivery methods (on-premises VMs / off-premises Cloud) for application deployment. But these trends pose management, deployment and observability challenges for infrastructure, Dev and DevOps professionals.

Hands-on: Snapt Nova review by Roger Lund

Review reproduced courtesy of Roger Lund / @rogerlund: VMware and Storage crazy man, vExpert, MN VMUG leader.

Today I’m going to talk about Snapt Nova. Snapt Nova – Centrally Managed, Cloud Native Application Delivery.

Nova is a Kubernetes native ADC platform for DevOps, Developers and Infrastructure IT at companies embracing digital transformation and migrating workloads from legacy load balancers to a more modern app delivery fabric.

But what’s using this like? How do I sign up? What are my first setups?

Read on to find out.

I'm using Envoy and Istio. Why do I need an ADC?

Key Takeaways

  • Using manual processes to monitor and control modern applications running at web-scale is an outdated approach to systems management.
  • Tools such as Envoy and Istio, which are designed to operate in modern digital infrastructures that are dynamic and ephemeral, provide many of the service management features that are needed to support applications that run in a cloud environment, but they have limits that need to be addressed.
  • Application Delivery Controllers provide a way to unify managing applications across multiple environments while also filling in the gaps left behind by routing controllers and service mesh technologies.
  • Snapt Nova takes ADC functionality to the next level by providing Availability, Security, Performance and Visibility, as well as centralized control enabling ADC instantiation, grouping, scaling and automation.

Podcast: Dave Blakey talks Telemetry on Go Time

Reproduced courtesy of Go Time.

Telemetry is tricky to get started with. What metrics should you be tracking? Which metrics are important? Will they help you predict and avoid potential issues? When is a good time to start? Should you put it off until later? In this episode we discuss some common metrics to collect, how to get started with telemetry, and more with guest Dave Blakey of Snapt.

ETR / Venn Market Overview: Application Delivery 2020

An interview with Snapt CEO Dave Blakey, providing detailed insight into the evolving ADC marketplace, comparing traditional load balancer offerings with the next generation of ADCs and how companies are moving towards multi-cloud portability, cloud agnosticism, Kubernetes, and the proliferation of DevOps.

Podcast: Dave Blakey talks Nova with Running In Production

Reproduced courtesy of Running In Production.

In this episode of Running in Production, Dave Blakey goes over how their load balancing service (Nova) handles 33,000+ events per second across a 100+ server Kubernetes cluster that runs on both AWS and DigitalOcean. There’s a sprinkle of Serverless thrown in too.

Common Internet File System / Server Message Block (CIFS SMB)

Common Internet File System / Server Message Block is a protocol for sharing files, services and resources over a network.