NGINX Hybrid Application Delivery Controller Platform

Managing application delivery that can be applied across both monolithic and microservices-based applications.

The world is going digital at breakneck speed. Technology is front and center in our day‑to‑day lives. From entertainment to banking to how we communicate with our friends, technology has changed how we interact with the world. Businesses of all sizes and in all industries are rolling out compelling digital capabilities to attract, retain, and enrich customers. Every company is now a technology company.

Companies on this journey need to master digital transformation and many turn to NGINX to create a modern application stack. More than 400 million websites rely on NGINX open source software. NGINX technology helps companies remove friction from digital delivery, optimize digital supply chains, and roll out digital services faster. The NGINX Application Platform is a consolidated set of tools that improves application performance, automates application delivery, and decreases capital and operational costs.

The NGINX Application Platform is a suite of products that together form the core of what organizations need to create applications with performance, reliability, security, and scale. The NGINX Application Platform includes NGINX Plus for load balancing and application delivery, NGINX App Protect for security, and NGINX Unit to run the application code, all monitored and managed by NGINX Controller.

The NGINX Application Platform product suite includes NGINX Controller, NGINX Plus, and NGINX Unit

NGINX Controller 3.0 enhances modular architecture

You can now manage APIs with a plug‑in module to NGINX Controller. The new API Management Module defines an API endpoint and policies for it through an intuitive UI. NGINX Controller 3.0 also updates the existing Load Balancer Module to improve configuration management.

From NetOps to DevOps, modern app teams need a self‑service, API‑driven platform that integrates easily into CI/CD workflows to accelerate app deployment – whether your app has a hybrid or microservices architecture – and makes app lifecycle management easier.

The Service Mesh Module for Controller will simplify how organizations move from common Ingress patterns for containers to more complex service mesh architectures designed to optimize management of dozens, hundreds, or thousands of microservices.

NGINX Plus debuts new dynamic clustering

The newest release of NGINX Plus includes the ability to share state and key‑value stores across a distributed cluster of NGINX Plus instances. This provides unique, dynamic capabilities like global rate limiting for API gateway and DDoS mitigation. NGINX Plus also introduces new load‑balancing algorithms for Kubernetes Ingress control and microservices use cases; enhanced UDP support for environments like OpenVPN, voice over IP (VoIP), and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI); and a new integration with AWS PrivateLink to help organizations accelerate hybrid cloud deployments.

NGINX Plus is a software load balancer, web server, and content cache built on top of open source NGINX. NGINX Plus has exclusive enterprise‑grade features beyond what's available in the open source offering, including session persistence, configuration via API, and active health checks. Use NGINX Plus instead of your hardware load balancer and get the freedom to innovate without being constrained by infrastructure.

NGINX Unit improves security and language support

NGINX Unit is a dynamic application server, capable of running beside NGINX Plus and NGINX Open Source or standalone. NGINX Unit adds TLS capabilities to provide “encryption everywhere”. NGINX Unit supports dynamic reconfiguration via API, which means zero‑downtime config changes with seamless certificate updates. When a new certificate is ready, an API call is all it takes to activate it, without killing or restarting application processes. NGINX Unit has also added experimental support for JavaScript with Node.js, extending the current language support for Go, Perl, PHP, Python, and Ruby. Full support for JavaScript and Java are coming.

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