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Web Server Load Balancing with NGINX Plus

If you have been in application development for a while now, the recent rise of microservices sounds a lot like an approach you may already know – service oriented architecture (SOA). Both architectures are focused on breaking up large monolithic applications into collections of smaller independent services, and both promise to simplify development.

While the vision and promise of microservices and SOA are shared, the execution differs widely. But exactly what sets them apart? More importantly, are microservices really “SOA done right,” as everyone says? The answer is not as straightforward as you might think.

Download the exclusive report from O’Reilly Media, Microservices vs. Service-Oriented Architecture, for a thoughtful breakdown of the two architectures. In this report, author Mark Richards compares both architectures and discusses where one approach might be preferred over the other. In practice, application developers rarely follow a single paradigm strictly, but instead choose the parts of various approaches that best suit their needs as they create a particular application. It’s no different with microservices and SOA. We hope the report increases your understanding of both architectures, giving you the knowledge necessary to make the right decisions for your application.

 

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Managing Kubernetes Traffic with F5 NGINX: A Practical Guide

Learn how to manage Kubernetes traffic with F5 NGINX Ingress Controller and F5 NGINX Service Mesh and solve the complex challenges of running Kubernetes in production.

About The Author

Faisal Memon

Software Engineer

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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