|[October 09, 2018]
NGINX Announces New Solutions for Application Delivery, API Management, and Service Mesh
Inc., the company based on the popular open source project and
offering a suite of technologies designed to develop and deliver modern
applications, today announced enhancements to the NGINX
Application Platform - including new releases of NGINX
Controller, and NGINX
Unit. These new releases improve NGINX's industry-leading solution
in the application delivery controller (ADC (News - Alert)) market, as well as
introduce new solutions in the API management and service mesh markets.
NGINX provides a single platform to compete in a combined market
projected to be worth $5.7B in 2019.
"Today, there is little distinction between technology companies and
traditional enterprises. Technology is front and center in every
business strategy, and enterprises of all sizes and in all industries
must embrace digital to attract, retain, and enrich customers," said Gus
Robertson, CEO, NGINX. "The latest updates to our NGINX Application
Platform help companies achieve better customer experiences, agility,
and ROI in the digital era. I'm particularly excited we're adding API
management to our existing API gateway capabilities, and service mesh to
our microservices architecture. We see both in high demand for companies
as they modernize."
The three new releases - NGINX Plus R16, NGINX Controller 2.0, and NGINX
Unit 1.4 - represent the most substantial set of updates t the
Application Platform yet. Updates leverage the modular architecture of
NGINX Controller and enable enterprises to provide the right workflows
to the right teams managing NGINX Plus in the data plane. These
capabilities further simplify application infrastructures by
consolidating application delivery, API management, and service mesh
management into a single solution - accelerating the journey to
The three product releases unlock five new capabilities:
NGINX Controller 2.0 enhances Load Balancer Module. NGINX
Controller 1.0 launched in June of 2018 with centralized management,
monitoring, and analytics for NGINX Plus load balancers. NGINX
Controller 2.0 brings advanced NGINX Plus configuration - with version
control, diffing, and reverting - and ServiceNow (News - Alert) integration.
Controller 2.0 releases in Q4 2018.
NGINX Controller 2.0 introduces new API Management Module. This
new module for NGINX Controller manages NGINX Plus as an API gateway.
With this module, NGINX Controller provides API definition,
monitoring, and gateway configuration. This lighter-weight, simpler
alternative to solutions like Apigee and Axway will be available in Q4
NGINX Controller to include a future Service Mesh Module. A
service mesh provides governance, security, and control for
environments with dozens of microservices. A new NGINX Controller
module, available in the first half of 2019, will manage and monitor
NGINX Plus service meshes, apply microservices traffic policies, and
NGINX Plus R16 debuts new dynamic clustering. NGINX Plus R16,
released in September, includes clustered state sharing and key-value
stores for global rate limiting and DDoS mitigation. NGINX Plus R16
also introduces load balancing algorithms for Kubernetes and
microservices, enhanced UDP (News - Alert) for VoIP and VDI, and AWS PrivateLink
NGINX Unit 1.4 improves security and language support. NGINX
Unit 1.4 now supports TLS, making it the only app server to support
zero-downtime config changes with seamless certificate updates. NGINX
Perl, PHP, Python, and Ruby language support. Java support is planned
With these new capabilities, NGINX is the only vendor that helps
infrastructure teams deliver north-south traffic flowing from users to
apps, as well as build modern apps with optimized east-west traffic.
Enterprises can now use the NGINX Application Platform to function as a:
Dynamic Application Gateway (News - Alert). The NGINX Application Platform
combines a reverse proxy, cache, load balancer, API gateway, and WAF
into a single, dynamic application gateway for north-south app and API
traffic. Traditional application delivery controllers (ADC) from
vendors like F5 Networks do not provide API gateway functionality, and
lack the flexibility to act as a single, distributed ingress and
egress tier for apps in all clouds.
Dynamic Application Infrastructure. NGINX, already the most
popular web server for high-performance apps, now solves microservices
complexity with a lightweight, NGINX Service Mesh Module for NGINX
Controller. NGINX Unit complements this as a dynamic application
server that executes both monolithic and microservice code. The result
is a comprehensive application stack optimized for east-west traffic.
For more information about the updates to the NGINX Application
Platform, please visit our blog
or tune into the livestream
of NGINX Conf on October 9 and 10 from 9 AM to 12 PM ET.
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
We are headquartered in San Francisco, CA (News - Alert), with our EMEA head office in
Cork, Ireland and APAC head office in Singapore.
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