We examine the state of API gateways as the industry transitions from monolithic to microservices‑based apps, considering the challenges of hugely distributed app environments. We explore the role of API gateways in a service mesh and in hybrid clouds.
As 2019 comes to an end, we take a moment to look back at the most popular and noteworthy moments from the NGINX blog.
APIs are playing an increasingly important role in digital transformation at enterprises, in every vertical and region. We review trends in API usage as reported by industry analyst IDC, and explain how NGINX solves the challenges that companies face in deploying and managing APIs.
Many popular mobile apps rely on "real-time" APIs, which can process an API call end-to-end in under 30 milliseconds. Explore many real-world examples --- ride hailing, cashierless stores, credit card fraud detection, and IoT -- and learn why you need NGINX, the only real-time API solution.
Microservices is one technology that is leading the march towards digital transformation in the world of application development. With their high performance and small footprint, NGINX and NGINX Plus are ideal for microservices, both as API gateways and Kubernetes Ingress controllers.
Your APIs need the same level of security, scalability, and visibility as your web applications. API gateway functionality is built into NGINX Plus, together with its many other high-performance features. NGINX Controller manages your API gateways and provides full API lifecycle management.
As enterprises adopt DevOps, frequent policy changes on hardware ADCs introduce risk and require testing by NetOps teams. Solve the problem by augmenting your ADCs with DevOps-friendly NGINX. Our resources will guide you as you research, evaluate, and implement NGINX.
Blue-green deployment and canary releases are two DevOps approaches that make application delivery and deployment more agile. In this blog we define the approaches and show how NGINX and NGINX Plus make it easy to implement them.
Veena Raja Rathna describes what it's like to work as a Quality Engineer at NGINX. She takes us through a typical week, reviews the career path that brought her to NGINX, and explains why she finds NGINX a great place to work.
Scott shares his perspective on NGINX Conf 2019, highlighting a key conference theme--the continuting evolution of applications to act like living organisms. He spotlights a favorite session about NGINX making a difference in the real world by helping Kenya fight its HIV epidemic.