Creating an application delivery controller for Developers (and why we use our own ADC)
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 ADCs for them. They need their own ADCs, and they need them to be tailored to their own needs.
When we developed Snapt Nova, we were our first customer. Our development team use 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 application delivery controller (ADC) can support and empower developers, and why Nova might be the best ADC for developers – or, at least, why our own developers seem to think it is.