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MRA, Part 5: Adapting the Twelve‑Factor App for Microservices

Author’s note – This blog post is the fifth in a series: Introducing the Microservices Reference Architecture from NGINX MRA, Part 2: The Proxy Model MRA, Part 3: The Router Mesh Model MRA, Part 4: The Fabric Model MRA, Part 5: Adapting the Twelve‑Factor App for Microservices (this post) MRA, Part 6: Implementing the Circuit Breaker Pattern with NGINX Plus All six blogs, plus a blog…

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Five Reasons to Switch to Software for Load Balancing

We’re proud to announce the release of our latest ebook, Five Reasons to Switch to Software for Load Balancing, by Floyd Smith. Download your copy now. Hardware‑based application delivery controllers (ADCs) have been around for two decades. ADCs revolutionized the way we deliver applications in the early 2000s. But now, as the industry has moved…

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Microservices: From Design to Deployment, a Free Ebook from NGINX

We’re happy to announce the release of a new ebook from NGINX, Microservices: From Design to Deployment, by Chris Richardson and Floyd Smith. Download your copy now. Microservices architecture is the new state of the art in application development and deployment. Microservices enable architects, developers, and operations people can meet the needs of users for…

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Connecting Your Apps with Docker and NGINX, Part 1: NGINX and Microservices

This post is adapted from a webinar hosted on April 7th, 2016 by Floyd Smith and Michael Hausenblas. This blog post is the first of two parts, and is focused on microservices; the second part focuses on immutable infrastructure. You can watch a recording of the webinar here. Table of Contents 0:00 Introduction 1:48 The…

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NGINX Plus vs. F5 BIG‑IP: A Price‑Performance Comparison

[ngx_snippet name='table-style-blog'] [Editor – We published a follow‑up to this post in August, 2018, taking into account updates to the BIG‑IP product line, and to both NGINX Plus and the commodity hardware it runs on, in the two years since this post was published. In several comparisons, NGINX Plus outperformed BIG‑IP for lower cost by even greater margins than…

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Maximizing Python Performance with NGINX, Part 2: Load Balancing and Monitoring

[Editor – This post has been updated to refer to the NGINX Plus API, which replaces and deprecates the separate dynamic configuration module mentioned in the original version of the post.[ Introduction: Using Multiple Servers Part 1 of this two‑part blog series tells you how to maximize Python application server performance with a single‑server implementation and how…

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Overcoming Ephemeral Port Exhaustion in NGINX and NGINX Plus

NGINX and NGINX Plus are extremely powerful HTTP, TCP, and UDP load balancers. They are very efficient at proxying large bursts of requests and maintaining a large number of concurrent connections. But these characteristics make NGINX and NGINX Plus particularly subject to ephemeral port exhaustion – a condition where new connections cannot be created because the OS has…

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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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