Microservices March 2022 is underway! Here are links to all the resources for Unit 1: the livestream taking place on March 7, blogs and other resources that provide more in-depth knowledge, and the self-paced, hands-on lab, “Reduce Kubernetes Latency with Autoscaling”.
Microservices March 2022: Kubernetes Networking
Great ready for Microservices March 2022! This year we focus on Kubernetes networking, a key component of production-grade Kubernetes that is often not well understood. Preview what you'll learn during the four-week series and register for access to the labs.
Performance Testing NGINX Ingress Controller and Red Hat OpenShift Router
We performance test NGINX Ingress Controller and the default Red Hat OpenShift Router in an OpenShift Cloud Platform cluster while scaling the number of backends up and down. The Router experiences significant latency and errors, but NGINX Ingress Controller almost none.
Kubernetes Networking 101
Do you need an Ingress controller to accept traffic into your Kubernetes environment? To help you decide, we offer a primer on the other services for getting external traffic into a cluster: kube-proxy, Cluster IP, NodePort, and LoadBalancer.
NGINX Ingress Controller Version 2.0: What You Need to Know
We recently jumped the NGINX Ingress Controller version number from 1.x to 2.x, to signal compatibility with version 1 of the Kubernetes API (released in Kubernetes 1.22). Find out why this matters and how to keep your Kubernetes apps running smoothly as versions change.
Six Ways to Secure Kubernetes Using Traffic Management Tools
Explore six use cases where Kubernetes traffic‑management tools -- including F5 NGINX App Protect, Ingress Controller, and Service Mesh -- solve security problems. Help your SecOps teams collaborate with DevOps and NetOps to better protect your cloud‑native apps and APIs.
How Do I Choose? API Gateway vs. Ingress Controller vs. Service Mesh
When you need an API gateway in Kubernetes, how do you choose among API gateway vs. Ingress controller vs. service mesh? We guide you through the decision, with sample scenarios for north-south and east-west API traffic, plus use cases where an API gateway is the right tool.
Deploying BIG-IP and NGINX Ingress Controller in the Same Architecture
Many of our customers use BIG‑IP for load balancing to their Kubernetes clusters and NGINX Ingress Controller to handle cluster ingress‑egress traffic. For better interoperability, IngressLink tracks changes in the cluster so BIG-IP configuration can be updated faster.
Comparing NGINX Performance in Bare Metal and Virtual Environments
We compare NGINX performance in bare-metal and virtualized (hypervisor) environments, finding a small but measurable performance cost for hypervisors. We also find that performance in Kubernetes environments is worse for network-bound but not CPU-bound operations.
A Guide to Choosing an Ingress Controller, Part 4: NGINX Ingress Controller Options
Learn which NGINX Ingress controller is best for you, based on authorship, development philosophy, production readiness, security, and support.