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Global Server Load Balancing with NS1 and NGINX Plus

2019-09-14 KENNETH 0

Global Server Load Balancing with NS1 and NGINX Plus Global server load balancing (GSLB) is the practice of balancing load (connections or requests) across two or more distinct data centers or points of presence (PoPs). It is used to achieve several goals: Improving high availability (HA) – Route traffic away from a failed data center to operational ones. Reducing latency –Route each client to the data center that is closest to it. Improving performance by balancing load – Route connections to the data center that has the most capacity. Managing cost –Route traffic to the lowest‑cost data center. Most commonly used in a ‘cloud‑bursting’ scenario, when a higher‑cost data center is brought online only when its capacity is required. GSLB is generally implemented by managing the DNS resolution process; when a client makes a DNS lookup, it is given one or more IP addresses [ more… ]

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NGINX Conf 2019 Day 2: Empowering the Full Range of Today’s Architectures

2019-09-12 KENNETH 0

NGINX Conf 2019 Day 2: Empowering the Full Range of Today’s Architectures Day 1 at NGINX Conf 2019 in Seattle was packed with insights into how the application landscape is evolving, and how F5 and NGINX are coming together to create the industry’s most comprehensive offering for app delivery, from code to customer. On Day 2, F5 CEO François Locoh-Donou kicked things off, reiterating F5’s commitment to continuing NGINX’s strong legacy of open source contribution while bringing new innovations to market that combine the best the companies have to offer. The rest of the morning’s sessions featured a lineup of experts and special guests, with product demos and customer case studies outlining the scope of NGINX’s accomplishments over the past year. Here are three of my key takeaways from Day 2. Takeaway #1: With NGINX, F5 Is Investing in the Open Source Community [ more… ]

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NGINX Conf 2019, Day 1: Bringing Your Apps to Life, from Code to Customer

2019-09-11 KENNETH 0

NGINX Conf 2019, Day 1: Bringing Your Apps to Life, from Code to Customer NGINX Conf 2019 kicked off in Seattle this morning at a pivotal time for NGINX, F5, and our mutual customers. Leaders from the two companies shared their vision of how the world of applications is evolving today, and how the companies are coming together as one. The theme of this year’s NGINX Conf is “Level Up”, and each of today’s speakers lent a unique perspective on what leveling up entails for applications, infrastructure, and teams. In the end, organizations need a way to bridge the divide between DevOps teams, NetOps teams, SecOps teams, and users, with an eye toward increasing the speed to market for the next generation of what I term “living apps“. Day 1 was jam‑packed with keynotes and panel discussions featuring executives, analysts, and customers. [ more… ]

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NGINX Announces New Versions of Open Source, Commercial, and Partner Solutions, Helping Businesses Evolve Apps for the Digital Era

2019-09-11 KENNETH 0

NGINX Announces New Versions of Open Source, Commercial, and Partner Solutions, Helping Businesses Evolve Apps for the Digital Era Today, at our annual NGINX Conf user event, we’re announcing exciting new NGINX open source and commercial solutions. They represent our most significant update to the NGINX Application Platform since last year’s NGINX Conf. This year’s updates are different, though – not only because of specific new features and functions, but because we’re now supported by the breadth and depth of F5. Collectively, these updates represent a bold extension to our vision. But first, let’s explain why these updates are needed in today’s fast‑paced, digital era. Three Waves of Digital Transformation Organizations are at a digital tipping point. The pressure to grow revenues, compete on a global scale, and keep costs in check requires a digital‑first approach. But the evolution to a digital business [ more… ]

Cost-Optimize Your Next NGINX Plus Deployment with Amazon EC2 A1 Instances

2019-09-05 KENNETH 0

Cost-Optimize Your Next NGINX Plus Deployment with Amazon EC2 A1 Instances As an NGINX user, you are probably familiar with Arm as an IP provider for smartphones, but you might not know that Arm also delivers solutions for a range of infrastructures, from cloud to edge. Arm has been investing in an infrastructure‑focused roadmap for a number of years and recently launched the Arm Neoverse brand specifically to deliver cloud to edge architectures, products, and solutions. The Arm Neoverse architecture is well‑suited for scale‑out, cloud‑native workloads like NGINX and NGINX Plus. Amazon Web Services (AWS) introduced the Amazon EC2 A1 instance, based on the Arm Neoverse platform, at AWS re:Invent 2018. These instances use the AWS Nitro System and are the first instances powered by the AWS Graviton Processor, which features 64‑bit Arm Neoverse cores and custom silicon designed by AWS. [ more… ]