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NGINX Application Platform

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The NGINX Application Platform is a suite of products that together form the core of what organizations need to create applications with performance, reliability, security, and scale. The Application Platform includes NGINX Plus for load balancing and application delivery, the NGINX WAF for security, and NGINX Unit to run the application code, all monitored and managed by NGINX Controller. Based on NGINX Open Source, NGINX Plus is the only all-in-one load balancer, content cache, web server, and API gateway. NGINX Plus includes exclusive features designed to reduce complexity in architecting modern applications. In Fall 2018, NGINX announced the availability of 3 application platform product updates - Controller 2.0, NGINX Plus R17, and NGINX Unit 1.4. NGINX Controller 2.0 enhances modular architecture for managing APIs with a plug-in module (named API Management Module) to NGINX Controller. Also included is a service mesh solution module to simplify how organizations move Ingress patterns for containers to more complex architectures. NGINX Plus R17 debuts new dynamic clustering to share key-value stores across distributed NGINX Plus instances. NGINX Plus R17 also introduces new load‑balancing algorithms for Kubernetes Ingress control and microservices use cases. NGINX Unit 1.4 improves upon its April release by adding security and language support. NGINX Unit supports dynamic reconfiguration via API, which means zero‑downtime config changes with seamless certificate updates. When a new certificate is ready, an API call is all it takes to activate it, without killing or restarting application processes.

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https://www.serverwatch.com/server-news/nginx-updates-web-server-application-platform.html https://devops.com/nginx-unveils-hybrid-application-delivery-controller-platform/ https://hub.packtpub.com/nginx-hybrid-application-delivery-controller-platform-improves-api-management-manages-microservices-and-much-more/ https://sdtimes.com/application-development/nginx-application-platform-app-development/ https://devops.com/nginx-extends-microservices-ambitions/ https://www.infoq.com/news/2017/09/nginx-platform-service-mesh https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/06/nginx-launches-its-application-platform/ https://www.heise.de/developer/meldung/Developer-Snapshots-Programmierer-News-in-ein-zwei-Saetzen-4247606.html