The first half of 2019 has seen significant enhancements to the NGINX Application Platform and related products: the NGINX Controller Load Balancing and API Management modules, NGINX Plus, NGINX Unit, and the NGINX Ingress Controller for Kubernetes. Catch up on what you might have missed!
NGINX announces the latest branches of NGINX Open Source, the stable 1.16 branch and the mainline 1.17 branch. New to the stable branch are improvements to UDP proxying, the Random load‑balancing method, support for TLS 1.3 early data, dynamic loading of SSL certificates, and more.
Release 1.5.0 of the NGINX Ingress Controller for Kubernetes introduces a new configuration schema, extended Prometheus-based metrics, simplifications to TLS configuration, support for load balancing traffic to ExternalName services, and a new repository for Helm charts.
The Load Balancing Module in NGINX Controller 2.0 has a new configuration-centric, policy-based approach for configuration management to complement the existing instance-centric approach; integration with ServiceNow; control over logging; and an offline installation method.
We look back over the most influential blog posts of 2018 on nginx.com, to remind you of what we’ve worked hard on improving to make your experience of NGINX even better. The year witnessed announcements and updates for many products in the NGINX Application Platform.
Release 1.4.0 of the NGINX Ingress Controller for Kubernetes includes support for TCP and UDP load balancing and a "power of two choices" load-balancing algorithm (Random with Two Choices), extended Prometheus support, and easy development of custom Annotations.
NGINX Plus R16 is a single, elastic ingress and egress tier for applications, consolidating the functionality of a load balancer, API gateway, and WAF with new features like cluster‑aware rate limiting, key‑value store, Random with Two Choices, enhanced UDP load balancing, and more.