A veteran of both companies, NGINX CEO Gus Robertson reflects on IBM’s proposed acquisition of Red Hat. The deal is key to boosting IBM’s relevance in a multi-cloud landscape, but that will happen only if Big Blue preserves Red Hat’s open source culture and community.
Gus Robertson is Senior Vice President and General Manager of NGINX at F5.
Previously, he served as CEO of NGINX, Inc., which was acquired by F5 in 2019. Robertson joined NGINX as CEO in 2012 when the company had no commercial offerings or revenue and a staff of 8. Over the next 6 years, he grew NGINX to more than 250 employees and raised over $100 million in venture capital from such investors as Goldman Sachs and NEA.
Prior to joining NGINX, he worked at Red Hat for 10 years, first as Vice President of the Asia Pacific region and then leading Global Business Development from the US. Before joining Red Hat, Robertson ran the Asia Pacific region for Visio, prior to its acquisition by Microsoft in 2000.
Robertson studied Marketing at Charles Sturt University in Australia and completed the Advanced Management Program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
On Day 2 of NGINX Conf 2018 we enjoyed fascinating keynotes from our NGINX team, Margaret Dawson of Red Hat, and developer evangelist Steven Cooper, then drilled down to examine NGINX products against the backdrop of the today's rapidly changing technology landscape.
NGINX CEO Gus Robertson summarizes Day 1 of NGINX Conf 2018 with his 5 takeaways on mastering digital delivery, competitive advantage, consolidating infrastructure tiers, adopting microservices, and using a 3-step approach to modernization.
The most substantial set to date of updates to the NGINX Application Platform further simplify application infrastructures by consolidating application delivery, API management, and service mesh management into a single solution.
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NGINX has announced its $43M Series C funding round, led by Goldman Sachs. David Campbell, MD of the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division, joins the NGINX Board of Directors. CEO Gus Robertson cites technology, culture, and customers as crucial to the success of NGINX to date.
Many companies want to move to microservices, but are held back by unnecessary complexity. In this blog we discuss our vision for reducing complexity and building microservices with the NGINX Application Platform.
NGINX CEO Gus Robertson explains why eliminating net neutrality could impede the kind of innovation that has fueled the digital revolution.
NGINX CEO Gus Robertson's talk from his conference keynote: How NGINX Helps You Deliver Change, Faster and Better
The NGINX Application Platform is a suite of products to help you deliver applications with performance, reliability, security, and scale