Delivering Microservices Securely and at Scale with NGINX, Red Hat OpenShift, and Ansible

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Running and managing microservices-based applications at scale is a challenging task. Red Hat’s Linux and enterprise Kubernetes application platforms help you meet this challenge by giving you a powerful platform providing the speed, agility, and advanced capabilities required by organizations implementing microservices as as part of their digital transformation projects.

The NGINX Application Platform is a perfect complement to Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, offering advanced capabilities like load balancing, caching, proxying, API gateway, and application server functionality. It allows customers to manage and scale applications while improving their resilience, performance, and reliability. With tested and validated Red Hat technology interoperability, embedded routing and Kubernetes Ingress Controller functionality, along with joint support capabilities, NGINX and Red Hat offer a complete solution for application development and delivery for modern enterprises.

Solutions Provided by NGINX

NGINX Kubernetes Ingress Controller for Red Hat OpenShift

The NGINX Kubernetes Ingress Controller is a plug-in for the Kubernetes orchestration framework built into OpenShift, providing an enterprise-class solution for connecting, securing, and scaling microservices.

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NGINX Plus Router for OpenShift

NGINX and NGINX Plus fully integrate with the OpenShift platform, and both can be used as a Router, providing edge load balancing for applications on OpenShift.

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NGINX Microservices Reference Architecture on OpenShift

The NGINX Microservices Reference Architecture is a blueprint for creating scalable microservice applications. You can now use this blueprint within OpenShift with NGINX Plus providing dynamic service discovery and API gateway functionality.

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Deploy NGINX via OpenShift Service Catalog

NGINX is available today through the beta OpenShift Service Catalog, and can be deployed with Red Hat Ansible. The official NGINX Ansible role automates NGINX features like load balancing and SSL termination – either individually, or as part of a complete DevOps CI/CD environment. As the OpenShift platform continues its rapid growth, NGINX is working with Red Hat to make services available to active DevOps teams. Early deployment examples are available in the nginx-oss-apb, nginx-plus-apb, and nginx-unit-apb.

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