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Announcing NGINX Plus R12

[Editor – This post has been updated to refer the NGINX Plus API, which replaces and deprecates the separate dynamic configuration and status modules discussed in the original version of the post.] Today we are pleased to announce that NGINX Plus R12 is available as a free upgrade for all NGINX Plus subscribers. NGINX Plus is a high‑performance software…

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Learn How to Stop Worrying and Build Your Own CDN

This post is adapted from a presentation delivered at nginx.conf 2016 by Jamie Panagos of Charter Communications. You can view a recording of the complete presentation on YouTube. Table of Contents Introduction 0:25 CDN Functions 0:50 IP Video CDN Performance Criteria 1:13 Why Build Your Own CDN? 1:25 Commercial CDNs Do a Pretty Darn Good Job 2:00 The…

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Shared Caches with NGINX Plus Cache Clusters, Part 2

Editor – This is the second part of a series on high‑capacity and high‑availability caching: Shared Caches with NGINX Plus Cache Clusters, Part 1 Shared Caches with NGINX Plus Cache Clusters, Part 2 (this post) How can you build a large‑capacity, highly available cache cluster using NGINX or NGINX Plus? This posts describes how to use two or more…

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Shared Caches with NGINX Plus Cache Clusters, Part 1

Editor – This is the first part of a series on high‑capacity and high‑availability caching: Shared Caches with NGINX Plus Cache Clusters, Part 1 (this post) Shared Caches with NGINX Plus Cache Clusters, Part 2 How can you build a large‑capacity, highly available, cache cluster using NGINX or NGINX Plus? This is the first of a two‑part series that…

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Enterprise-Grade Cloud Storage with NGINX Plus and Minio

This is a guest blog post by Nitish Tiwari, a software developer for Minio, a distributed object storage server specialized for cloud applications and the DevOps approach to app development and delivery. Nitish's interests include software‑based infrastructure, especially storage and distributed systems. In this post, Nitish explains how to use NGINX and NGINX Plus as a reverse…

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Mitigating the Thundering Herd Problem at PBS with NGINX

This post is adapted from a presentation delivered at nginx.conf 2016 by Mike Howsden of PBS Digital. You can view a recording of the presentation on YouTube. Introduction 0:56 The proxy_cache_use_stale Directive 1:33 What Is Thundering Herd? 2:48 Two Servers 3:22 The Python Code 3:38 No Cache 4:05 10‑Second Cache 4:55 More Load 5:03 Even More Load 5:49…

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NGINX and NGINX Plus Everywhere

The open source NGINX software and NGINX Plus, the commercially supported product built on NGINX, have become the application delivery platform for the most demanding web sites and applications in the world. Combined they now power over 50% of the world’s 10,000 busiest websites. NGINX and NGINX Plus provide flexibility, power, and simplicity on a scale that…

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Globo.com’s Live Video Platform for FIFA World Cup 2014, Part 1: Streaming Media and Caching

The following is adapted from a presentation given by Leandro Moreira and Juarez Bochi of Globo.com at nginx.conf 2015, held in San Francisco in September. This blog post is the first of two parts, and focuses on NGINX for streaming video delivery and caching. Part 2 explains how Globo.com built its microservices‑based video platform using NGINX with the third‑party Lua…

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