Culture@NGINX

2019-07-09 KENNETH 0

Culture@NGINX In our Life@NGINX post, we answer the question “what is life like at NGINX?”. In this post, we want to expand on a related topic: company culture. Senior Vice President and General Manager of NGINX at F5, Gus Robertson, recently noted how compatible the NGINX and F5 cultures are. In this post, we want to expand on why we think the NGINX culture within F5 is so special. Culture Is Key to Sustaining Success Company culture is a popular topic in today’s headlines, and an important one considering the number of hours each of us spends at work. But what is company culture, and more importantly, what is NGINX’s culture? When we talk about our culture, we consider how our values affect the past, present, and future of our employees, our products, and our customers. We remember that our experiences [ more… ]

Life@NGINX

2019-07-09 KENNETH 0

Life@NGINX One of the questions we hear most often from prospective employees is “what’s life like at NGINX?”. The answer is simple: we blend a tight-knit group of teams and colleagues who share a start‑up heritage and culture with the global support and benefits that come with being part of F5. In this blog post, we’ll look at life at NGINX in our global offices. NGINX Around the World Life at NGINX is diverse. The NGINX business unit at F5 has office locations internationally – in San Francisco, Cork, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo – not to mention our remote colleagues living and working in various places around the globe. While our team is scattered geographically, our culture is something that keeps us together as a community and makes Life at NGINX, and within the broader F5 family, what it is. Our culture is [ more… ]

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Catching Up with the NGINX Application Platform: What’s New in 2019

2019-07-03 KENNETH 0

Catching Up with the NGINX Application Platform: What’s New in 2019 table.nginx-blog, table.nginx-blog th, table.nginx-blog td { border: 2px solid black; border-collapse: collapse; } table.nginx-blog { width: 100%; } table.nginx-blog th { background-color: #d3d3d3; align: left; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; padding-bottom: 2px; padding-top: 2px; line-height: 120%; } table.nginx-blog td { padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px; padding-bottom: 2px; padding-top: 5px; line-height: 120%; } table.nginx-blog td.center { text-align: center; padding-bottom: 2px; padding-top: 5px; line-height: 120%; } More than ever before, enterprises are recognizing that digital transformation is critical to their survival. In fact, the Wall Street Journal reports that executives currently see legacy operations and infrastructure as the #1 risk factor jeopardizing their ability to compete with companies that are “born digital”. Cloud, DevOps, and microservices are key technologies that accelerate digital transformation initiatives. And they’re paying off at companies that leverage them – [ more… ]

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Ask NGINX | June 2019

2019-06-28 KENNETH 0

Ask NGINX | June 2019 Do you have an NGINX Plus offline installer for RHEL/CentOS/Oracle Linux 7.4+? Yes. It takes advantage of the yumdownloader utility. Here’s the procedure: Follow the installation instructions in the NGINX Plus Admin Guide, through Step 5. (In other words, don’t run the yum install command for NGINX Plus itself.) Install yumdownloader, if you haven’t already: # yum install yumdownloader Download the latest version of the NGINX Plus package: # yumdownloader nginx-plus Copy the NGINX Plus rpm package to each target machine and run this command there to install it: # rpm -ihv rpm-package-name For further help, or if other operating systes, get in touch with the NGINX support team. Can I install NGINX Plus on Ubuntu? Yes, and it’s just one of the many operating systems supported by NGINX Plus. As of this writing, NGINX Plus supports the following versions of Ubuntu: 14.04 LTS (Trusty) [ more… ]

OpenTracing for NGINX and NGINX Plus

2019-06-18 KENNETH 0

OpenTracing for NGINX and NGINX Plus For all its benefits, a microservices architecture also introduces new complexities. One is the challenge of tracking requests as they are processed, with data flowing among all the microservices that make up the application. A new methodology called distributed (request) tracing has been invented for this purpose, and OpenTracing is a specification and standard set of APIs intended to guide design and implementation of distributed tracing tools. In NGINX Plus Release 18 (R18), we added the NGINX OpenTracing module to our dynamic modules repository (it has been available as a third‑party module on GitHub for a couple of years now). A big advantage of the NGINX OpenTracing module is that by instrumenting NGINX and NGINX Plus for distributed tracing you get tracing data for every proxied application, without having to instrument the applications individually. In [ more… ]