As use of DevOps practices grows, traditional API management solutions are failing to provide the tools for creating modern digital experiences powered by APIs. NGINX Controller is built for DevOps, with a decoupled design that decreases latency, multi-cloud support, self-service, and more.
Accompanying an infographic of results from our 2020 NGINX user survey, we present key takeaways about the state of app delivery: the rising dominance of microservices and containers, the most popular associated technologies, and the challenges faced by app delivery professionals.
We explore some difficulties in developing cloud-native apps, and explain how NGINX software helps you solve them by reducing tool sprawl, controlling costs with lightweight solutions, and enabling SecOps to provide DevOps with self-service security that integrates into CI/CD pipelines.
We present the four winners of the 2020 NGINX Hackathon for Good, who each created an app to help people affected by a social issue, using NGINX Open Source and NGINX Unit. The winning apps address unemployment, social justice volunteerism, and transparency around charitable giving.
We feature answers from our experts to three key questions about NGINX automation asked at the panel discussion we held during AnsibleFest 2020: how official roles and collections add value, how to choose which tasks to automate, and why community input is so important.
Guest blogger Paul Stringfellow outlines some of the challenges to modernizing app delivery and development, including the conflict between speed and stability, and the weight of legacy infrastructure. He discusses how NGINX aims to bridge the app modernization gap wtih NGINX Controller.
Guest blogger Jason Benedicic describes several use cases from his daily life where real-time API performance is key to a satisfactory interaction with the app: his favorite dinner-delivery service, his home office with automated controls for lighting and connectivity, and his online-only bank.
Release 1.9.0 of the NGINX Ingress Controller introduces updated NGINX App Protect features, new policies (JWT validation, rate limiting, and mTLS authentication), improved visibility with new metrics and Grafana dashboards, integration with NGINX Service Mesh, and more.
We explain why traditional API management frameworks don't work in modern, microservices-based app environments. The NGINX API management solution embodies features our customers tell us they need now: decoupled data and control planes, multi-cloud support, and self-service.
Guest blogger Jeremy Schulman offers practical advice for network engineers charged with increasing automation. First, focus on tasks that reduce operational friction among teams. Become familiar with the tools used by various teams, and learn how to use their APIs.