To load balance applications in Microsoft Azure, you can choose NGINX Plus, Azure Load Balancer, or Azure Application Gateway. Explore their different sets of supported features, and learn how combining NGINX Plus with the Azure offerings gives you the best of both worlds.
We compare AWS Application Load Balancer (ALB) with NGINX Open Source and NGINX Plus as a Layer 7 reverse proxy and load balancer. ALB has more features than at its debut in 2016, but we conclude that NGINX and NGINX Plus still provide more functionality and much more predictable pricing.
NGINX Unit 1.16.0 introduces two new features that are already familiar to NGINX users. First, it can load balance across a group of upstream servers using the round-robin method. Second, you can define what happens when a requested file can't be served, similar to the NGINX 'try_files' directive.
Learn about some of the common deployment scenarios for NGINX Plus as a reverse proxy load balancer.
The Random with Two Choices load-balancing algorithm is NGINX's implementation of the "power of two choices" method. This biased random algorithm has been shown to be effective at balancing loads when each load balancer has an incomplete or delayed view of the traffic.
Our partner Diamanti examines common use cases for load balancing and network services in Kubernetes environments. with NGINX and the Diamanti D10 Bare-Metal Container Platform working together to enhance application delivery, scalability, and high availability.
Load-balancing software appliances are derived from hardware ADCs, a legacy that limits their usefulness in modern application environments. A true software load balancer integrates into the broadest range of compute infrastructure and breadth of application types.
Software has replaced hardware in many application delivery stacks, but a set of single-purpose solutions is nearly as complex and hard to manage as hardware. NGINX Plus consolidates API gateway and load balancing functions into a single, lightweight platform.
Agile development has become crucial to development and delivery of new software and new features. But hardware load balancers, with their complex configurations, block progress. A software load balancer - used with, or in place of, hardware - makes the whole delivery chain agile.