Akanda Teams with NGINX to Provide Load Balancing to OpenStack

Akanda, an open source network virtualization vendor selling to OpenStack environments, and NGINX, Inc., a provider of load-balancing software, have formed a partnership to provide simplified, enterprise-grade “load balancing as a service” for OpenStack environments.

Integrating Akanda’s lifecycle management tools and L2 agnostic platform with NGINX Plus, a load balancer and application delivery solution, developers are now able to drive load balancing requests and select their preference of back-end technology, without fear of integration complexities.

“Delivering critical business applications and content on time and without issues to all its users is the end goal of today’s modern IT organization,” said Paul Oh, head of business development at NGINX. “OpenStack operators can now deploy a load-balancing solution using NGINX Plus, delivering advanced features and capabilities to their customers while reducing implementation and integration time with Akanda’s network virtualization solution.”

NGINX Plus provides a modern software defined approach to load balancing and application delivery compared to legacy solutions. NGINX Plus’ advanced features include HTTP and TCP (Layer 7 and Layer 4) load balancing, SSL offload, and high availability, along with support for technology such as Docker containers.

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