NGINX Named an “IDC Innovator” in Cloud-Native Application Delivery

NGINX earns prestigious industry recognition as the cloud‑native ADC powering most of the world’s busiest websites and applications.

We are proud to announce that NGINX, Inc. has been named an International Data Corporation (IDC) Innovator in cloud‑native application delivery controllers (ADCs). As an application delivery controller, NGINX Plus provides key functionality such as content caching and load balancing to improve application performance and scale. The IDC Innovators: Cloud‑Native Application Delivery Controllers, 2017 report (IDC #US42127817) recognizes NGINX, Inc. as a cloud‑native ADC vendor with innovate technology and a groundbreaking business model.

“NGINX Plus is at the forefront of the industry trend towards microservices and dynamic application architectures,” said NGINX, Inc. CEO Gus Robertson. “We’re proud to be recognized as an innovator and leader in helping customers migrate to modern web application architectures. We pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence and our passion is second to none when it comes to delivering the best solutions possible to our partners and customers.”

Highly dynamic microservices environments require a new set of software tools, and NGINX Plus is the most battle‑tested solution for connecting, securing, and scaling microservices. With NGINX Plus, you can fully automate the addition, removal, or modification of any microservice. It integrates with service discovery solutions to automatically learn about newly added or removed services, and adjusts load balancing and routing accordingly.

NGINX Plus is built on the open source NGINX web server that is used by over 266 million sites globally, including Airbnb, Netflix, and Uber. NGINX Plus extends the open source NGINX software with enterprise‑grade load balancing, content caching, security controls, and award‑winning support all in one lightweight, easy‑to‑use software package.

Check out all the innovative features in NGINX Plus yourself – start your free 30‑day trial today or contact us for a demo.


IDC Innovators reports present a set of vendors – under $100M in revenue at time of selection – chosen by an IDC analyst within a specific market that offer an innovative new technology, a groundbreaking approach to an existing issue, and/or an interesting new business model. It is not an exhaustive evaluation of all companies in a segment or a comparative ranking of the companies. Vendors in the process of being acquired by a larger company may be included in the report provided the acquisition is not finalized at the time of publication of the report. Vendors funded by venture capital firms may also be included in the report even if the venture capital firm has a financial stake in the vendor’s company. IDC INNOVATOR and IDC INNOVATORS are trademarks of International Data Group, Inc.

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