NGINX Launches New App Platform
September 7, 2017
has launched several new products to form the foundation of the
new NGINX Application Platform. Offering a complete application
deployment and delivery suite, the NGINX Application Platform
enables teams to build or modernize applications with the most
efficient DevOps tools and best practices, including cloud,
containers, and microservices. The platform lets businesses
innovate safely, while maintaining the performance, reliability,
security, and scale necessary to support their users.
The platform is comprised of:
• NGINX Plus, a combined load balancer, content cache, and web server. NGINX Plus extends open source NGINX with advanced features and award-winning support for an enterprise-ready solution. Hundreds of enterprise customers already rely on NGINX Plus to ensure their applications are delivered without downtime or delay. Now on its 13th release, NGINX Plus is the software-based application delivery controller (ADC) for the modern web.
•NGINX Controller, a centralized management and monitoring platform for NGINX Plus. It orchestrates the delivery of applications across multiple environments, enabling companies to continuously deploy and update applications using tested and proven policies. From a “single pane of glass,” organizations can see how traffic is being routed through all NGINX Plus instances, and define and execute policies that control how NGINX Plus performs load balancing, content caching, and other key application delivery functions.
•NGINX Unit, an application server that supports PHP, Python, and Go, with more language support coming soon. With increasing adoption of microservices, organizations are deploying new features and functionality more frequently. Current application servers designed for static monolithic environments struggle to keep up. NGINX Unit is a new, lightweight application server built for modern apps. Its revolutionary design lets organizations run multiple applications written in different languages and language versions on the same server. Service disruptions can be avoided with seamless application updates. For building a service mesh, NGINX Unit is the foundational building block. Just like the NGINX web server, NGINX Unit is open source.
•The NGINX Web Application Firewall (WAF), powered by
ModSecurity, which protects web applications against various
Layer 7 attacks and provides DDoS mitigation, real‑time
blacklisting, and audit logging. This was first introduced as
part of NGINX Plus Release 12 in May 2017. Today, more than one
million sites depend on ModSecurity to protect against a broad
range of attacks.