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How to Augment or Replace Your F5 Hardware Load Balancer with NGINX

No one owns a fax machine anymore. That’s how NGINX CEO Gus Robertson recently concluded a story about a frustrating experience with his insurance company. Gus needed to update his policy and his insurance company required that he fax a form to execute the change. Times have changed and Gus’ insurance company is not keeping up.…

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NGINX Load Balancing Deployment Scenarios

We are increasingly seeing NGINX Plus used as a load balancer or application delivery controller (ADC) in a number of deployment scenarios and this post describes some of the most common ones. We discuss why customers are using the different deployment scenarios, some things to consider when using each scenario, and some likely migration paths from one to another. Introduction…

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NGINX Conf 2018: Migrating Load-Balanced Services from F5 to NGINX Plus at AppNexus

In his session at NGINX Conf 2018, Ernesto Chaves, Senior Network Engineer at AppNexus, describes how and why the company replaced all of the F5 Networks BIG‑IP hardware load balancers in its global data centers with NGINX Plus. He details the motivations, pitfalls, and successes of the transition from proof of concept through to implementation. In this blog…

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New Training Course: Replacing Your Hardware Load Balancer with NGINX Plus

With thousands of students already trained, NGINX training courses are an ever more popular way to learn how to configure and run both the open source NGINX software and NGINX Plus. Now we are offering a new course, Replacing Your Hardware Load Balancer with NGINX Plus. In this course, we show you: Why a move to NGINX Plus…

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Migrating Layer 7 Logic from F5 iRules and Citrix Policies to NGINX and NGINX Plus

[ngx_snippet name='style-bolder-h4-h5'] Administrators of traditional hardware application delivery controllers (ADCs) are often faced with use cases that the rule sets provided by ADC vendors don't cover, and certainly not at the necessary fine‑grained level of control over how requests and responses are processed. As a result, most organizations have written their own custom rules, and…

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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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