NGINX sees increased revenue, customers, and partners in 2018; gearing up for further global expansion in 2019
San Francisco, CA – December 19, 2018 – NGINX, Inc., the company based on the popular open source project and offering a suite of technologies designed to develop and deliver modern applications, announced continued rapid growth for 2018 and expansion plans for 2019.
In its largest year of growth to date, NGINX grew to more than 1,500 customers, including three of the five largest global banks, three of the five largest U.S. retailers, and five of the ten largest technology companies. Powering more than 400 million sites globally, NGINX has more than tripled the business in the last three years, including 100% revenue growth among the Global 2000.
Further underscoring NGINX’s momentum in 2018, the company’s San Francisco headquarters has relocated to Twitter’s former office location at 795 Folsom Street. With the goal of employing 400 personnel globally by the end of 2019, the new office will support the growth and development of engineering, technical staff, sales and marketing, and channel resources.
The new office space is centrally located to many of NGINX’s customers and partners, and its single-floor layout is designed for collaboration across teams, with plenty of open meeting space for employees. Looking forward, NGINX will further expand into the APAC region, with a new office location planned for Tokyo in early 2019.
To showcase NGINX’s commitment to the expansion of its partner ecosystem and address its go-to-market plans, the company has hired Christine Puccio as vice president, global strategic alliances and partnerships. With the recent launch of NGINX’s Partner Network, Puccio will focus on the breadth and depth of NGINX’s program, working to help expand existing partnerships in the microservices ecosystem with platform providers such as AWS, Docker, Red Hat, and Google, in addition to solution providers like Datadog, New Relic, Okta, Ping Identity, Sysdig, and Splunk.
Puccio joins from Red Hat, where she most recently served as the global senior director of AWS and Google Cloud, and drove increased revenue from Red Hat’s cloud computing partners. During her tenure, Puccio accelerated the growth of Red Hat’s SAP business by closing Red Hat’s largest software deal with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SAP HANA. The business grew over 300% year-over-year under her management.
“NGINX is poised for significant growth within the enterprise, and finding new, strategic partners while nurturing NGINX’s existing partner base is my top priority,” said Puccio. “I’m thrilled to be working with a company that has such a bold vision and strong leadership team, where I can bring my unique perspective and help drive their success.”
“Driven by the increase in enterprise demand for application delivery solutions, 2018 has been the best year so far for NGINX, and we’re well-positioned for an even stronger 2019,” said Gus Robertson, CEO of NGINX, Inc. “By focusing on our platform vision and go-to-market strategy, we’re able to invest in employees like Christine, as well as our products, which will extend NGINX’s leadership in the microservices industry.”
About NGINX, Inc.
NGINX, Inc. is the company behind the popular open source project trusted by more than 400 million sites. We offer a suite of technologies for developing and delivering modern applications. The NGINX Application Platform enables enterprises undergoing digital transformation to modernize legacy, monolithic applications as well as deliver new, microservices-based applications. Companies like Netflix, Starbucks, and McDonalds rely on NGINX to reduce costs, improve resiliency, and speed innovation. NGINX investors include Blue Cloud Ventures, e.ventures, Goldman Sachs, Index Ventures, MSD Capital, NEA, Runa Capital, and Telstra Ventures.
We are headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with our EMEA head office in Cork, Ireland and APAC head office in Singapore.