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Three Ways NGINX Scales Applications Running in Docker Containers

Today, enterprises are modernizing their applications to support ever‑growing digital business requirements. Containers are a key component of that transformation, and Docker is core to the container revolution. Containers are the foundation for bringing portability to legacy applications, as well as a lightweight package for modern, microservices‑based apps. And usage of NGINX and of Docker…

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More Fun with NGINX Plus Health Checks and Docker Containers

At nginx.conf 2017, I gave a presentation on how to use NGINX Plus health checks with Docker containers. You can access the presentation as a YouTube video or a blog post, which includes the Powerpoint slides and a transcription of my talk. In this post, I'll describe an improved version of the basic approach, then present working…

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Fun with Health Checks using NGINX Plus and Docker

This post is adapted from a presentation at nginx.conf 2017 by Rick Nelson, Head of the Sales Engineering Team at NGINX, Inc. You can view the complete presentation on YouTube. Table of Contents   Introduction 0:47 NGINX Plus Active Health Checks 1:37 Preventing Server Overload 2:27 Base Topology for Demo 3:08 Topology for the Three…

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5 Reasons to Switch from F5 BIG-IP to NGINX Plus

Last year we compared the price and performance of NGINX Plus to several models of F5 BIG‑IP application delivery controllers (ADCs). We determined that you can save over 80% in Year 1 by switching to NGINX Plus, while equaling or exceeding the performance of F5 appliances. Editor – For more information about replacing hardware ADCs with NGINX Plus, see these resources. Blog posts…

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Get the Hands‑On Guide to CD with Java and Docker in this Free O’Reilly Report

For more than 21 years Java has been a workhorse in the IT industry. It has become the all‑purpose programming language used to create large monolithic enterprise applications. But as enterprises move towards microservices, which involves breaking down application logic into smaller components, does Java still have a place? Though it may seem like a strange…

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Announcing a New Ebook, Docker for Java Developers

Docker containers may be the hottest thing in software development. Containers make software development easier by combining an app and its environment into a single unit. Managing app dependencies becomes far easier. In our recent survey of app developers, NGINX found that more than a third of developers are using containers in development and/or production –…

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Installing NGINX and NGINX Plus with Puppet

[Editor – The solution described in this blog relies on the NGINX Plus Status and Upstream Conf modules (enabled by the status and upstream_conf directives). Those modules are replaced and deprecated by the NGINX Plus API in NGINX Plus Release 13 (R13) and later, and will not be available after NGINX Plus R15. For the solution to continue working,…

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Get the Hands‑On Guide to CI/CD with Docker in this Free O’Reilly Ebook

It’s no secret that the use of Docker and container technologies is on the rise. We recently surveyed the broad community of NGINX and NGINX Plus users and found that a full two‑thirds of organizations are investigating or already using containers in some way. Whether you’re already running contained applications in production or are still thinking…

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