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In this ebook you will learn:

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    A brief history of F5 Networks and the BIG-IP, from initial release to early success

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    Five industry trends that are disrupting F5 and making F5 BIG-IP a hindrance to the modern enterprise looking for agility

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    Three ways to gracefully replace or augment F5 BIG-IP with NGINX Plus without having to rip and replace

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    About application architectures possible with NGINX Plus, but not with F5 BIG-IP, like API gateways

About the ebook

The F5 BIG-IP was a revolutionary product when it was first released in 1996. As the first load balancer to market, it solved an immediate problem by giving website operators the option of scaling out to increase capacity. Scaling out is now the standard way of building applications.

But the IT industry has changed significantly since then. Whereas F5 BIG-IP once enabled organizations to deliver scalable applications, it is now inhibiting progress at those same companies due to its high cost and incompatibility with modern application architectures. In this whitepaper we cover where F5 went wrong and how to gracefully migrate to NGINX Plus, the load balancer built for modern applications.

About the author

Faisal Memon

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Faisal Memon

Product Marketing NGINX, Inc.
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