NGINX, Inc. is releasing new capabilities and major enhancements to its Application Platform – an integrated suite of software technologies that simplify the adoption and deployment of microservices.
“Microservices are top of mind for folks,” said Sidney Rabsatt, VP of Product Management. “We’re seeing customers that definitely have an appetite to leverage microservices as they’re thinking about modernizing their applications.”
New features of NGINX Application Platform include:
- New control-plane solution manages both legacy and microservices apps. NGINX Controller R1, available in Q2 of 2018, introduces new monitoring dashboards, alerting, and management of NGINX software instances. The extensible Controller architecture provides modular integration of additional control-plane solutions like Istio, eliminating the need for enterprises to deploy multiple frameworks to manage a service mesh.
DevOps and IT Ops users will benefit the most from these updates, according to Rabsatt.
“The toolsets they’d assembled are starting to become complex,” Rabsatt said. “I think a big part of what we’re announcing here is addressing that. It’s making sure that folks have a consistent, simple, bullet proof set of integrations between tools.”
NGINX's technologies span the data and control planes and are infrastructure-independent, working across bare metal, VMs, containers, and any public cloud.
“Simplification is key and I think that’s something our enterprise customers have been responding very well to,” Rabsatt said.
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