The most substantial set to date of updates to the NGINX Application Platform further simplify application infrastructures by consolidating application delivery, API management, and service mesh management into a single solution.
This part of our series on deploying NGINX Plus as an API gateway - along with its other rich functionality - focuses on gatewaying gRPC services. gRPC is an alternative to REST APIs for building distributed applications, service mesh implementations in particular.
Software has replaced hardware in many application delivery stacks, but a set of single-purpose solutions is nearly as complex and hard to manage as hardware. NGINX Plus consolidates API gateway and load balancing functions into a single, lightweight platform.
The API Management Module introduced in NGINX Controller 2.0 provides control-plane functionality and a simple user interface for managing NGINX Plus as an API gateway. Infrastructure & Operations and DevOps teams can easily define, publish, monitor, and analyze APIs.
NGINX Plus enables high availability for Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), which enables you to extend single sign‑on access to employees of trusted business partners. It load balances AD FS, and optionally Web Application Proxy (WAP), servers.
On Day 2 of NGINX Conf 2018 we enjoyed fascinating keynotes from our NGINX team, Margaret Dawson of Red Hat, and developer evangelist Steven Cooper, then drilled down to examine NGINX products against the backdrop of the today's rapidly changing technology landscape.
NGINX CEO Gus Robertson summarizes Day 1 of NGINX Conf 2018 with his 5 takeaways on mastering digital delivery, competitive advantage, consolidating infrastructure tiers, adopting microservices, and using a 3-step approach to modernization.
The NGINX Partner Network is a global program, spanning all partner types and all geographies. It embraces the way partners want to engage and sets up an easy path to doing so, offering multiple ways to work with NGINX in both business and technological collaborations.
The move from the corporate data center to the cloud makes Zero Trust security a must. With IDF Connect ’s SSO/Rest Plug-In for NGINX Plus, the world’s most widely used web server for high-volume sites functions as a key component in a Zero Trust security architecture.
Load-balancing software appliances are derived from hardware ADCs, a legacy that limits their usefulness in modern application environments. A true software load balancer integrates into the broadest range of compute infrastructure and breadth of application types.
With NGINX Plus in front of your web apps, API, and mobile backends hosted in Microsoft Azure App Service, you can load balance and secure applications at a global scale with a high level of protection against exploits and attacks from the web.
In this companion post to our video "NGINX Unit: Live App Updates at 100% Uptime", we provide all the background and details for each step so you can follow along as we update an application in a multilingual NGINX Unit environment without disruption or downtime.
Gartner analyst David David Cappuccio has identified ten top trends in Infrastructure & Operations for 2018. The enterprise-grade products in the NGINX Application Platform help you keep on top of these trends as you continue your journey to digital transformation.
The "Deep Dive" track is a new feature at this year's NGINX Conf, with sessions by and for NGINX-savvy developers and DevOps experts. No high-level messaging, but plenty of practical information and curated code examples. Join us October 8–11 in Atlanta GA.