The State of Modern App Delivery 2020: Results from Our Annual User Survey

2020-11-18 KENNETH 0

The State of Modern App Delivery 2020: Results from Our Annual User Survey As a company with its roots in the open source community, we’ve always relied on input from community members, as well as our customers, to help us choose and prioritize new features and enhancements. One of the best sources of input is your responses to our annual survey. This year we concentrated on how you’re developing and deploying your apps – in particular how you’re using microservices, containers, and infrastructure platforms, and what your challenges are. Check out the complete infographic: Modern Apps and Microservices As in the industry at large, more and more of the organizations where you work are migrating from monolithic to microservices‑based apps. And there’s a complementary increase in use of these technologies in production environments. This suggests a growing confidence that microservices‑based apps [ more… ]

Secure Cloud-Native Apps Without Losing Speed

2020-11-05 KENNETH 0

Secure Cloud-Native Apps Without Losing Speed Organizations are rapidly adopting cloud‑native app delivery – 27% of organizations plan to deploy more than half of their apps in the cloud by the end of this year and by 2022, 35% of all production apps will be cloud native, according to the API management survey that NGINX commissioned from IDC for 2019. The drive to cloud migration and cloud‑native app development unlocks IT agility and exceptional digital experiences for customers. And yet cloud‑native app delivery comes with challenges of security, visibility, and control. Why do these challenges persist? We’re seeing several drivers. Risks of Cloud-Native App Delivery Here are some of the pain points we observe in cloud‑native app delivery: Cloud‑native app delivery causes tool sprawl and offers inconsistent enterprise‑grade services Apps hosted in the cloud are considered more difficult to manage than on‑prem apps, not [ more… ]

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Congrats to the Winners of the NGINX for Good Hackathon

2020-11-04 KENNETH 0

Congrats to the Winners of the NGINX for Good Hackathon At NGINX, we’ve always been focused on serving and engaging with the open source community where we have our roots. Now more than ever, it’s incredibly important to give back to our communities, locally as well as globally. We’ve been humbled by the NGINX community’s enthusiastic willingness to join us in that effort. As part of our virtual NGINX Sprint conference in September, developers from around the world gathered (virtually of course!) for the first NGINX for Good Hackathon. We invited them to use NGINX Open Source and NGINX Unit to build an app or website that helps people impacted by the COVID‑19 pandemic or other social issues, whether at a local level or around the world. A number of developers from around the world – including India, Spain, Turkey, and the United [ more… ]

Three Key Takeaways from NGINX’s AMA Panel During AnsibleFest 2020

2020-10-30 KENNETH 0

Three Key Takeaways from NGINX’s AMA Panel During AnsibleFest 2020 p.quote { text-indent: 20px; white-space: nowrap; font-style: italic; } As modern applications continue to take center stage in today’s world, automation has become the driving force that helps every organization – not just the big players – deliver the rich digital experiences that consumers have come to expect. Red Hat Ansible is a simple yet powerful IT automation engine, helping companies to speed up application delivery and accelerate their DevOps initiatives. NGINX, F5, and F5’s DevCentral customer community all offer certified Ansible collections and official roles, helping to speed deployment time and reducing the resources needed to manage modern infrastructures. In fact, the official NGINX Ansible role is one of the most popular on Ansible Galaxy, with more than 750,000 downloads since it first launched in 2018. This year during AnsibleFest 2020, the [ more… ]

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Bridging the App Modernization Gap, Part 1

2020-10-29 KENNETH 0

Bridging the App Modernization Gap, Part 1 A lot of my work today is helping enterprises to develop and modernize their data strategy. Why? Because although it is clear to many of them that data is increasingly a key business asset, they are not data‑focused when it comes to their technology strategy. The majority of enterprises I speak with still have a traditional approach to delivering technology – they still think about locations and hardware, and are not asking questions about how they want to use data. Because of this, they are potentially limiting their ability to exploit this asset and take advantage of the new opportunities it can present. If they want to fully realize the value of their data, they must start to take a data‑centric approach to IT strategy by developing a strategy focused specifically on data and [ more… ]