Web Server Load Balancing with NGINX Plus

It’s a season for giving thanks here in the United States, and the NGINX team worldwide has quite a lot to be thankful for. Ten years after Igor Sysoev wrote the original code that became NGINX, it powers more than 140 million websites – that’s more than 20% of all websites worldwide and over 40% of the 10,000 busiest. We find ourselves perpetually in awe of the ways you, our users, use NGINX and NGINX Plus to accelerate and power your own applications, businesses, and dreams, and we are so proud to work with you.

We often hear “I know NGINX as an open source solution – I didn’t realize it was a company, too.” Indeed! NGINX, Inc. was formed in 2011 with two goals in mind: to continue to develop and maintain the NGINX Open Source distribution, and through our NGINX Plus offering to provide commercial subscriptions and professional services to customers using NGINX in production environments.

In short, we’re thankful for you. It is your support that has enabled us to scale so successfully.

If you want to learn more about how we got here, check out this infographic tracing the history of NGINX and NGINX, Inc. It’s been an extraordinary journey so far and we’re so glad to be on it with you.

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About The Author

Erin Peterson

Director of Integrated Marketing

About F5 NGINX

F5, Inc. is the company behind NGINX, the popular open source project. We offer a suite of technologies for developing and delivering modern applications. Together with F5, our combined solution bridges the gap between NetOps and DevOps, with multi-cloud application services that span from code to customer.

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