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.
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.
Enterprises rely on Red Hat OpenShift as a Kubernetes platform with a comprehensive feature set and enterprise-grade support. NGINX ingress Controller augments OpenShift with traffic control and automation features beyond those provided by the default Ingress controller.
The NGINX Load Balancer Operator is a reference architecture for automating reconfiguration of the external NGINX Plus load balancer for your Red Hat OCP or a Kubernetes cluster, based on changes to the status of the containerized applications.
The NGINX Ingress Operator for OpenShift is a supported and certified mechanism for deploying the NGINX Plus Ingress Controller for Kubernetes alongside the default router in an OpenShift environment, with point-and-click installation and automatic upgrades.
Release 1.7.0 of the NGINX Ingress Controller for Kubernetes includes certification of the Red Hat OpenShift Operator, support for TCP, UDP, and TCP Passthrough load balancing, a circuit breaker implementation, and improved validation and reporting for NGINX Ingress resources.
NGINX and Red Hat are deepening their relationship to bring you secure, scalable, and supported application delivery – no matter where you are on the journey from monolithic apps to microservices. Learn about our combined solutions for enterprise-grade Kubernetes, faster release cycles, and secure apps.
Red Hat OpenShift is a container platform built on top of Kubernetes. It's available as an open source project, OpenShift Origin, and a commercially supported product, OpenShift Container Platform. You can now use NGINX and NGINX Plus as a Router within OpenShift.
Deploy a microservices application on OpenShift, using the Fabric Model of the NGINX MRA for service discovery, persistent SSL connections, & health checks.