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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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NGINX and the “Power of Two Choices” Load-Balancing Algorithm

New use cases sometimes require new load‑balancing algorithms, and in NGINX Plus R16 and open source NGINX 1.15.1 we added a new method that is particularly suitable for distributed load balancers: an implementation of the "power of two choices" algorithm. Why Do We Need a New Load‑Balancing Algorithm? Classic load‑balancing methods such as Least Connections work very…

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Architecting Robust Enterprise Application Network Services with NGINX and Diamanti

If you’re actively involved in architecting enterprise applications to run in production Kubernetes environments, or in deploying and managing the underlying container infrastructure, you know firsthand how containers use IT resources quite differently from non‑containerized applications, and how important it is to have an application‑aware network that can adapt at the fast pace of change…

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Not All Software Load Balancers Are Created Equal

According to findings by InformationWeek and Interop ITX, 50% of organizations have implemented DevOps methodologies or plan to implement them soon. But DevOps methodologies require solutions that deliver the agility and flexibility required to rapidly achieve scale and high feature velocity. In a recent blog, NGINX CEO Gus Robertson described how load balancers are a…

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Consolidating Your API Gateway and Load Balancer with NGINX

[ngx_snippet name='table-style-blog'] Now that software load balancers are the standard in modern, DevOps‑driven organizations, what new challenges have we created for ourselves? How can we deal with the complexities of “proxy‑sprawl”? Can we consolidate without compromising performance, stability, and functionality? Most professionals in the web and app delivery space are familiar with the trajectory of…

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How Hardware Load Balancers Are Killing Agile Development (and Competitive Advantage)!

Agile development has become much more than just another buzzword. It’s how enterprises are building new services that compete with disruptors who are delivering great user experiences in finance, media delivery, retailing – basically, every industry – through modern applications. As a result, businesses are applying incredible pressure on developers and ops team to keep ahead of…

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Introducing NGINX and NGINX Plus Routers for OpenShift Container Platform 3.10

Red Hat OpenShift is a container platform built on top of Kubernetes, the leading container orchestration and management system. OpenShift is available both as an open source project, OpenShift Origin, and a commercially supported product, OpenShift Container Platform. With the release of OpenShift Container Platform 3.10 you can use NGINX Plus, our software load balancer with advanced features…

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Top 5 NGINX Blog Posts for 2017 – R12, Microservices, & More

neophile (n): an enthusiast for what is new or novel What was most popular in the NGINX blog this year? Looking at our top blog posts, we see that new NGINX Plus releases, microservices, security, and load balancing are all big hits, along with the NGINX Application Platform. 1. NGINX Plus R12 The NGINX Plus R12 release was…

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Deploying NGINX Plus and AWS Network Load Balancer in an All-Active, Highly Available Solution

NGINX has launched a new, preferred high availability (HA) solution for Amazon Web Services (AWS). This solution takes advantage of the new AWS Network Load Balancer (AWS NLB) to improve the performance, reliability, and scalability of web applications on AWS. The scale of application deployments on AWS has grown very rapidly. Amazon has key resources: An…

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