Web Server Load Balancing with NGINX Plus

NGINX is excited to be recognized as one of Gartner’s “Cool Vendors in Web‑Scale Platforms” for 2015. Gartner-doubleGIn the report, Gartner notes that “Digital business leaders with extreme scalability requirements…have found traditional application infrastructures inadequate to support their needs – as a result, they have invented new design patterns and techniques to support massive scale.”

The report recognizes that “Web‑scale computing demands application infrastructures that support extreme agility and scalability. The 2015 Cool Vendors are applying innovative techniques, including caching, event‑driven programming, microservice architectures and container management frameworks, to address these requirements.”

We’re guessing this recognition comes as no surprise to those of you who are already familiar with NGINX. From our earliest days, NGINX has been focused on providing the highest performance and most scalable platform for delivering web applications to the world. Evolving from our roots as a web server, we are quickly becoming a respected challenger in the application delivery market – displacing many of the legacy, closed‑systems software and expensive hardware vendors that came to prominence with the last generation of web applications.

We see the landscape of web scale platforms and application delivery changing rapidly, with a growing focus on letting the developer define how an application gets delivered. Additionally, we’re seeing a convergence of three key market factors: the adoption of the DevOps model, the move to cloud, and containerization. To meet our customers’ demands, we continue to expand our application delivery and load balancing software to not only support legacy applications and deployment methods, but also this more modern approach. By providing state-of-the-art intelligent load balancing and performance acceleration, we believe that NGINX ensures the highest level of application delivery performance, scalability, and reliability.

We feel our inclusion in the report demonstrates our progress over the last two years in making NGINX and NGINX Plus ideal solutions for delivering the modern web. NGINX and NGINX Plus now power 1 in 3 of the world’s busiest applications, and we are incredibly proud that some of the world’s most innovative developers are using our software to create the digital future. We hope to see even more businesses and developers adopting NGINX and NGINX Plus as they look to safeguard and accelerate their applications.

To see for yourself what makes NGINX Plus so special, try it for free today.

Cool Vendors in Web‑Scale Platforms, 2015. Anne Thomas, David Mitchell Smith, Massimo Pezzini, 29 April 2015

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About The Author

Owen Garrett

Sr. Director, Product Management

Owen is a senior member of the NGINX Product Management team, covering open source and commercial NGINX products. He holds a particular responsibility for microservices and Kubernetes‑centric solutions. He’s constantly amazed by the ingenuity of NGINX users and still learns of new ways to use NGINX with every discussion.

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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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