We explain how production-grade Kubernetes solves the challenges of deploying containerized microservices-based apps, which include culture, complexity, and security. In addition to a Kubernetes infrastructure you need a scalable Ingress controller, WAF, and service mesh.
Guest blogger Brian Gleason advises #NetOps managers on a couple ways to get the most from, and for, their greatest asset: their people. First, make sure they have time for focus on their own priorities. Second, learn enough about network technologies to communicate well.
The modern market's demand for speed has heightened the tension between DevOps and NetOps/SecOps teams. But you can have both developer productivity and infrastructure reliability -- bridge the divide with self-service app delivery tools from NGINX.
Guest blogger Jeremy Schulman explains for network engineers (or anyone!) how to get started with an API. He outlines the different types of documentation and their pros and cons, how to take advantage of client libraries, and the ins-and-outs of authentication.
Guest blogger Jason Benedicic explains how APIOps enables you to deliver consistent code that's thoroughly tested and reviewed at every stage, provide rich metrics and analytics to ops teams, and publish versioned APIs to your internal and external customers.
In this second post in a series, guest blogger Paul Stringfellow outlines steps for modernizing your applications, including decoupling app components, abstracting from platform dependencies, monitoring performance, automating deployment, and integrating into development pipelines.
As use of DevOps practices grows, traditional API management solutions are failing to provide the tools for creating modern digital experiences powered by APIs. NGINX Controller is built for DevOps, with a decoupled design that decreases latency, multi-cloud support, self-service, and more.
Accompanying an infographic of results from our 2020 NGINX user survey, we present key takeaways about the state of app delivery: the rising dominance of microservices and containers, the most popular associated technologies, and the challenges faced by app delivery professionals.
We explore some difficulties in developing cloud-native apps, and explain how NGINX software helps you solve them by reducing tool sprawl, controlling costs with lightweight solutions, and enabling SecOps to provide DevOps with self-service security that integrates into CI/CD pipelines.
We feature answers from our experts to three key questions about NGINX automation asked at the panel discussion we held during AnsibleFest 2020: how official roles and collections add value, how to choose which tasks to automate, and why community input is so important.