Agile development has become crucial to development and delivery of new software and new features. But hardware load balancers, with their complex configurations, block progress. A software load balancer - used with, or in place of, hardware - makes the whole delivery chain agile.
NGINX Controller R1, a new management tool for NGINX Plus instances, was released June 26th, 2018. It offers simplified configuration management; monitoring, alerting and troubleshooting; tagging; a configuration analyzer; instance inventory; and multi-cloud support.
The advanced HTTP processing capabilities of NGINX and NGINX Plus make it the ideal platform for building an API gateway. We describe API use cases, show how to configure NGINX to handle them in a way that is efficient, scalable, and easy to maintain, and provide a complete NGINX configuration.
NGINX Unit 1.3, available now, adds configuration parameters for various timeouts, configurable request body size, Ansible integration, and more. As in previous releases, all parameters can be defined dynamically, with no disruption to running services or loss of connectivity.
Red Hat OpenShift is a container platform built on top of Kubernetes. It's available as an open source project, OpenShift Origin, and a commercially supported product, OpenShift Container Platform. You can now use NGINX and NGINX Plus as a Router within OpenShift.
NGINX Controller launches today. With an intuitive interface, Controller helps you configure, deploy, and monitor instances, set up alerts, create dashboards, and troubleshoot. With NGINX Controller, you can reduce costs and improve performance, reliability, and availability for NGINX Plus.
NGINX has announced its $43M Series C funding round, led by Goldman Sachs. David Campbell, MD of the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, joins the NGINX Board of Directors. CEO Gus Robertson cites technology, culture, and customers as crucial to the success of NGINX to date.
NGINX Unit 1.2, available now, adds environment variables across application languages, versions, and sessions; php.ini configuration; and command-line configuration for Go executables. Parameters can still be defined dynamically, with no disruption to running services or loss of connectivity.
Docker and NGINX go together like bananas and peanut butter. NGINX is the #1 download on Docker Hub; the NGINX Kubernetes Ingress controller, NGINX Unit, and NGINX Controller all have strong interest from the Dockersphere. Try our solutions, and come visit us at DockerCon in booth S22.
In the second post in our API gateway series, Liam shows you how to batten down the hatches on your API services. You can use rate limiting, access restrictions, request size limits, and request body validation to frustrate illegitimate or overly burdensome requests.
It's easy to implement PCI DSS best practices, such as using new versions of TLS rather than the older SSL, encrypting upstream as well as downstream communications, and adding a WAF, with NGINX Plus. Taking these steps will help you pass PCI DSS audits. Here's how to implement them.
A newly discovered security threat exploits a configuration that allows remote users to specify the server for a request in the HTTP Host header, and thus access potentially sensitive information. In this post we explain how to prevent this "cloud metadata" attack.
Two NGINX APIs - status, which reads extended status data, and upstream_conf, which manages upstream group configuration - have been deprecated. They will be removed as of the upcoming NGINX Plus R16 release! Read this blog post to learn how to switch over to the new, unified NGINX Plus API.