Web Server Load Balancing with NGINX Plus

This year at KubeCon North America 2023, we were thrilled to share the first version of NGINX Gateway Fabric. Amidst the sea of exciting new tech, the conference served as the ideal stage for unveiling our implementation of the Kubernetes Gateway API.

Booth attendees were excited to learn about our unified app delivery fabric approach to managing app and API connectivity in Kubernetes. NGINX Gateway Fabric is a conformant implementation of Kubernetes Gateway API specifications that provides fast, reliable, and secure Kubernetes app and API connectivity leveraging one of the most widely used data planes in the world – NGINX.

As always, F5 DevCentral was there covering the action. Here is the moment we got into talking about NGINX Gateway Fabric:

Another hot topic at KubeCon this year was multi-cluster configuration. As organizations adopt distributed architectures like Kubernetes, multi-cluster plays a crucial role for scalability and availability. One of the options to achieve multi-cluster setup is adding NGINX Plus in front of your Kubernetes clusters. Leveraging the cloud native, easy-to-use features of NGINX Plus, including its reverse proxy, load balancing, and API gateway capabilities, users can enhance performance, availability, and security of their multi-cluster Kubernetes environment. Stay tuned for more info on this topic soon!

How to Try NGINX Gateway Fabric

If you’d like to get started with our new Kubernetes implementation, visit the NGINX Gateway Fabric project on GitHub to get involved:

  • Try the implementation in your lab
  • Test and provide feedback
  • Join the project as a contributor
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About The Author

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Mike Stefaniak

Senior Product Manager

About F5 NGINX

F5, Inc. is the company behind NGINX, the popular open source project. We offer a suite of technologies for developing and delivering modern applications. Together with F5, our combined solution bridges the gap between NetOps and DevOps, with multi-cloud application services that span from code to customer.

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