A veteran of both companies, NGINX CEO Gus Robertson reflects on IBM’s proposed acquisition of Red Hat. The deal is key to boosting IBM’s relevance in a multi-cloud landscape, but that will happen only if Big Blue preserves Red Hat’s open source culture and community.
Software has replaced hardware in many application delivery stacks, but a set of single-purpose solutions is nearly as complex and hard to manage as hardware. NGINX Plus consolidates API gateway and load balancing functions into a single, lightweight platform.
Release 1.4.0 of the NGINX Ingress Controller for Kubernetes includes support for TCP and UDP load balancing and a "power of two choices" load-balancing algorithm (Random with Two Choices), extended Prometheus support, and easy development of custom Annotations.
The Random with Two Choices load-balancing algorithm is NGINX's implementation of the "power of two choices" method. This biased random algorithm has been shown to be effective at balancing loads when each load balancer has an incomplete or delayed view of the traffic.
Our partner Diamanti examines common use cases for load balancing and network services in Kubernetes environments. with NGINX and the Diamanti D10 Bare-Metal Container Platform working together to enhance application delivery, scalability, and high availability.
NGINX Plus enables high availability for Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), which enables you to extend single sign‑on access to employees of trusted business partners. It load balances AD FS, and optionally Web Application Proxy (WAP), servers.
On Day 2 of NGINX Conf 2018 we enjoyed fascinating keynotes from our NGINX team, Margaret Dawson of Red Hat, and developer evangelist Steven Cooper, then drilled down to examine NGINX products against the backdrop of the today's rapidly changing technology landscape.
NGINX CEO Gus Robertson summarizes Day 1 of NGINX Conf 2018 with his 5 takeaways on mastering digital delivery, competitive advantage, consolidating infrastructure tiers, adopting microservices, and using a 3-step approach to modernization.
The NGINX Partner Network is a global program, spanning all partner types and all geographies. It embraces the way partners want to engage and sets up an easy path to doing so, offering multiple ways to work with NGINX in both business and technological collaborations.
The most substantial set to date of updates to the NGINX Application Platform further simplify application infrastructures by consolidating application delivery, API management, and service mesh management into a single solution.
The API Management Module introduced in NGINX Controller 2.0 provides control-plane functionality and a simple user interface for managing NGINX Plus as an API gateway. Infrastructure & Operations and DevOps teams can easily define, publish, monitor, and analyze APIs.
The move from the corporate data center to the cloud makes Zero Trust security a must. With IDF Connect ’s SSO/Rest Plug-In for NGINX Plus, the world’s most widely used web server for high-volume sites functions as a key component in a Zero Trust security architecture.