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Announcing New Auto Scaling Support with NGINX Plus on AWS Cloud Quick Start

UPDATE: A complete load-balancing and application deployment of NGINX Plus on AWS EC2 with full Auto Scaling integration and support. Last year, NGINX, Inc. launched a new AWS Quick Start, designed to kick‑start application migrations by deploying a turn‑key NGINX Plus application delivery infrastructure. While this Quick Start was a great first step for customers who wanted…

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Deploying NGINX Plus as a Highly Available AWS Load Balancer

[ngx_snippet name='table-style-blog'] A load balancer often acts as the single entry into a web application, which makes it a critical component in your application delivery infrastructure: load‑balancer downtime means application downtime. To minimize downtime and the user unhappiness that comes with it, you need to deploy your load balancer in a highly available (HA) manner.…

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High Availability for NGINX Plus on AWS with keepalived and Elastic IP Address

Part of the appeal of cloud computing is the promise of greater uptime. To achieve that, all parts of your architecture must be highly available, including the load balancer. Now you can achieve high availability (HA) for NGINX Plus on AWS with a new solution that combines keepalived and the AWS Elastic IP address feature. Editor…

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Load Balancing AWS Auto Scaling Groups with NGINX Plus

[ngx_snippet name='table-style-blog'] One of the most beneficial features of the cloud is the ability to automatically scale the number of computing instances. With AWS Auto Scaling, you can change the number of EC2 instances in an Auto Scaling group, either manually or automatically, based on schedule or demand. Auto Scaling helps reduce cost by adjusting the number of…

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Global Server Load Balancing with Amazon Route 53 and NGINX Plus

In a classic study, the retail division of Amazon tested various page load times and found that revenue dropped 1% for each additional 100 milliseconds it took for a page to load. It's no surprise that application performance directly impacts revenue, as customers increasingly expect instant access from anywhere to the applications they depend on. With the…

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Announcing NGINX Plus on AWS Cloud Quick Start

Editor – This post announces the initial version of the NGINX Plus on the AWS Cloud Quick Start, which has been replaced by a new version with more features, including support for Auto Scaling. For details, see Announcing New Autoscaling Support with NGINX Plus on AWS Cloud Quick Start. Today we're pleased to announce the joint…

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Choosing the Right Load Balancer on Amazon: AWS Application Load Balancer vs. NGINX Plus

[ngx_snippet name='table-style-blog'] Anyone running highly available, scalable applications on Amazon Web Services (AWS) now has a few choices for load balancing: NGINX or NGINX Plus AWS Elastic Load Balancer (ELB), now called Classic Load Balancer The new Application Load Balancer, described by Amazon as an option for Elastic Load Balancing. The new option is described in…

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Service Discovery in a Microservices Architecture

Editor – This seven‑part series of articles is now complete: Introduction to Microservices Building Microservices: Using an API Gateway Building Microservices: Inter-Process Communication in a Microservices Architecture Service Discovery in a Microservices Architecture (this article) Event-Driven Data Management for Microservices Choosing a Microservices Deployment Strategy Refactoring a Monolith into Microservices You can also download the complete…

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5 Tips for Faster AWS Performance

The AWS re:Invent conference was held October 6–9, 2015 in Las Vegas. Amazon Web Services (AWS), the leading provider of cloud‑based computing services, is a great resource and platform for web application development. AWS customers include big names such as Adobe, Airbnb, NASA, Netflix, Slack, and Zynga. You can use AWS for prototyping, for mixed deployments (alongside…

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