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In this Ebook you will learn:

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    What load balancing is and why it’s important, exploring the traffic manager and application gateway in Microsoft Azure

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    How the load‑balancing options in Microsoft Azure compare with NGINX Open Source and NGINX Plus

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    How to use NGINX solutions on Azure to create an ideal end-to-end application platform

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    About security choices including NGINX App Protect and NGINX Controller

About the Ebook

With more and more companies moving on‑prem applications to the cloud, software and cloud solution architects alike are busy investigating ways to improve load balancing, performance, security, and high availability for workloads. This practical report describes Microsoft Azure’s load‑balancing options and explains how NGINX can contribute to a comprehensive solution.

Derek DeJonghe & Arlan Nugara takes you through the steps necessary to design a practical solution for your network. Software developers and technical managers will learn how these technologies have a direct impact on application development and architecture. While the examples are specific to Azure, these load‑balancing concepts and implementations also apply to cloud providers such as AWS, Google Cloud Platform, DigitalOcean, and IBM Cloud.

About the Authors

Derek DeJonghe

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Derek DeJonghe

Director of Architecture RightBrain Networks

Derek DeJonghe has had a lifelong passion for technology. His in‑depth background and experience in web development, system administration, and networking give him a well‑rounded understanding of modern web architecture. Leading a team of cloud architects and solution engineers, to producing self‑healing, auto‑scaling infrastructure for numerous different applications, Derek specializes in cloud migrations and operations of all sizes. While designing, building, and maintaining highly available applications for clients, Derek often engages in an embedded consulting role for larger organizations as they embark on their journey to the cloud. Derek and his team are on the forefront of a technology tidal wave and are engineering cloud best practices every day. With a proven track record for resilient cloud architecture, Derek helps RightBrainNetworks be one of the strongest cloud consulting agencies and managed service providers in partnership with AWS today.

Arlan Nugara

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Arlan Nugara

Cloud Solution Architect and Software Developer Consulting Services

Arlan Nugara is a cloud solution architect who speaks widely on Azure and DevOps. Microsoft has awarded him an MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in Azure for the past two years for his expertise and contributions to the technical community across the United States and Canada. Arlan’s original background is in software development with a specialization in enterprise software development and architecture for financial institutions over the previous 20 years. Arlan’s focus over the past two years has been the building of Azure Virtual Datacenters, where security is a key driving factor for a client’s migration to the Azure cloud.

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