OctaGate Switch will let you easily move your web services between different internal servers without
confusing users. Users can keep calling the same addresses without regard to where
the services are actually placed. OctaGate Switch will forward their requests to the
right server. This is different from redirect, because it will appear to the
client that it's communicating with the internal server.
Protect Your Server From Development Services
For instance, services that are in development can be placed on a debug server, so they
canít cause the main server to stall. But to your users, it will look like the service is always
placed on the main server. When the web service is considered to be of production
quality, you can easily migrate it to your main server and update your
OctaGate Switch settings. Your users will never know
the difference. You don't even have to restart OctaGate Switch to update your
Separation of Services and Sites
OctaGate Switch also makes it very easy to separate your web server from your web
services, placing them on different machines. That way, they canít interfere with each other.