2012.05.09 - Open source alliance set to provide a complete corporate load balancing solution
Jouy-en-Josas, Johannesburg, May 9, 2012 – Exceliance announces its partnership with Snapt, a South African-based company specialized in developing powerful front ends for open source solutions, to enhance widely-used, feature rich and robust HAProxy open source load balancing software with an intuitive and user friendly interface.
Open-source software continues to grow in popularity as a result of its cost-effectiveness and functionality. In an attempt to provide larger corporate clients with a complete, professional and low-cost load balancing solution, Snapt has joined forces with HAProxy’s commercial arm, Exceliance.
This open-source alliance will result in a more widely accessible product offering, which will extend both the reach and functionality of Snapt’s existing HAProxy user interface, as well as Exceliance’s renowned HAProxy Enterprise Edition (HAPEE).
Plans are currently underway to release a joint product, which looks set to allay any fears companies may have about dabbling in the world of open source. Not only will the new offering provide comprehensive developer-backed support and warranties typical of more commercial software, but will make use of Snapt’s revolutionary user interface, making the product exceptionally easy to use and manage.
“This product will be the first of its kind to really deliver an open source solution with all the benefits of a more commercial offering,” says Dave Blakey, CEO of Snapt. “Not only will clients be able to enjoy the peace of mind afforded by comprehensive developer-backed support and full warranties, but they’ll be able to do so at a fraction of the price of commercial software.”
“This alliance increases Exceliance's value proposition, enabling us to better cover market needs by addressing the cloud computing environments" said Christophe Pouillet, Exceliance's CEO.
The newly formed alliance also brings good news for existing clients of both companies. Snapt’s existing clientele can look set to enjoy the benefits of full support, whilst current HAPEE clients will also enjoy the increased ease of use afforded by Snapt’s HAProxy user interface.
Snapt and Exceliance’s new joint-product will be made available in May 2012. Annual subscription packages will start at USD 5,000 for the bronze, 2 server plan and scale up to USD 40,000 for large enterprise clients.