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Automate TCP Load Balancing to On-Premises Kubernetes Services with NGINX

2023-08-23 KENNETH 0

Automate TCP Load Balancing to On-Premises Kubernetes Services with NGINX You are a modern app developer. You use a collection of open source and maybe some commercial tools to write, test, deploy, and manage new apps and containers. You’ve chosen Kubernetes to run these containers and pods in development, test, staging, and production environments. You’ve bought into the architectures and concepts of microservices, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, and other modern industry standards. On this journey, you’ve discovered that Kubernetes is indeed powerful. But you’ve probably also been surprised at how difficult, inflexible, and frustrating it can be. Implementing and coordinating changes and updates to routers, firewalls, load balancers and other network devices can become overwhelming – especially in your own data center! It’s enough to bring a developer to tears. How you handle these challenges has a lot to [ more… ]

Announcing NGINX Plus R30

2023-08-16 KENNETH 0

Announcing NGINX Plus R30 We’re happy to announce the availability of NGINX Plus Release 30 (R30). Based on NGINX Open Source, NGINX Plus is the only all-in-one software web server, load balancer, reverse proxy, content cache, and API gateway. New and enhanced features in NGINX Plus R30 include: Native support for QUIC+HTTP/3 – NGINX Plus now has official support for HTTP/3. The implementation does not depend on third-party libraries to provide the missing OpenSSL TLS functionality required to deliver HTTP/3 support over QUIC protocol. It uses an OpenSSL Compatibility Layer developed by the NGINX team to circumvent the challenges with QUIC TLS interfaces that are not supported by OpenSSL. Per-worker connection telemetry – Monitoring connections at a per-worker level is now supported. This enables users to fine tune NGINX performance by regulating the number of worker processes and effectively distributing connections amongst workers for [ more… ]

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Use Infrastructure as Code to Deploy F5 NGINX Management Suite

2023-08-09 KENNETH 0

Use Infrastructure as Code to Deploy F5 NGINX Management Suite Unlocking the full potential of F5 NGINX Management Suite can help your organization simplify app and API deployment, management, and security. The new NGINX Management Suite Infrastructure as Code (IaC) project aims to help you get started as quickly as possible, while also encouraging the best practices for your chosen deployment environment. If you are responsible for building software infrastructure, you’re likely familiar with IaC as a modern approach to getting consistent results. However, because there are many ways to achieve an IaC setup, it may be daunting to get started or time consuming to create from scratch. This blog post introduces the NGINX Management Suite Infrastructure as Code repository and outlines how to set up its individual modules to quickly get them up and running. Project Overview There are [ more… ]

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Multi-Cloud API Security with NGINX and F5 Distributed Cloud WAAP

2023-08-02 KENNETH 0

Multi-Cloud API Security with NGINX and F5 Distributed Cloud WAAP The question is no longer if you’re in the cloud, but how many clouds you’re in. Most enterprises today recognize there isn’t a “one cloud fits all” solution and have shifted toward a hybrid or multi-cloud architecture. According to data from F5’s State of Application Strategy in 2023 report, 85% of enterprises operate applications with two or more different architectures. For development and API teams, this creates a lot of pressure. They’re tasked with securely delivering APIs at scale in complex, distributed environments. Connections are no longer simply between clients and backend services – they are now between applications deployed in different clouds, regions, data centers, or edge locations . Meanwhile, every API must meet the organization’s security and compliance requirements, regardless of where it is deployed and what tools [ more… ]

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Tutorial: Deliver and Secure GraphQL APIs with F5 NGINX

2023-07-21 KENNETH 0

Tutorial: Deliver and Secure GraphQL APIs with F5 NGINX Developers are increasingly embracing GraphQL as a preferred method to build APIs. GraphQL simplifies retrieving data from multiple sources, streamlining data access and aggregation. By querying multiple data sources with one POST request from a single endpoint, developers using GraphQL can precisely request the data they need from various sources. This approach helps solve limitations encountered in REST API architectures, where problems like under-querying (requests lacking all the necessary data) or over-querying (requests going to multiple endpoints and gathering excessive data) can occur. GraphQL is the optimal choice for microservices architectures, as it grants clients the ability to retrieve only the essential data from each service or data source. This fosters heightened flexibility and agility, which are critical components to thrive in a modern business environment. Security Is Critical for GraphQL [ more… ]