Web Server Load Balancing with NGINX Plus

NGINX Plus Ingress Controller Capabilities Provide Enterprise Grade Application Delivery, Management, and Added Security for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

San Francisco, CA – September 7, 2017NGINX, Inc., the engine delivering sites and applications for the modern web, today announced support for the use of NGINX Plus as an Ingress controller for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. Based on the NGINX Plus Ingress Controller for Kubernetes, the NGINX Plus Ingress Controller solution is now tested, certified, and supported for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, offering load balancing for customers developing new applications, or moving existing applications into OpenShift. The solution adds support for the advanced features found in NGINX Plus, including a high-performance load balancer, content cache, and web server, for delivering applications with greater performance, reliability, and scalability, as well as added security, with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

As interest in containers and Kubernetes grows in the enterprise, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform is emerging as a key platform to embrace these technologies and to help speed cloud-native application development. The extensive feature set of NGINX Plus complements OpenShift, enabling organizations to deploy applications anywhere across a cluster so they can be reached by outside traffic. It can also improve the resilience and scale-out of deployed applications so they are available, and can respond more quickly to increased demand.

“In today’s digital environment, it’s critical to deliver feature-rich applications that can quickly respond to changing business requirements,” said Ashesh Badani, vice president and general manager, OpenShift, at Red Hat. “Containers and Kubernetes increasingly serve as the basis of modern and agile apps, and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform provides an innovative platform to help embrace these technologies and drive digital transformation. With NGINX Plus, OpenShift customers can have access to a commercial Ingress controller for traffic management and load balancing of services running in OpenShift.”

Based on the open source NGINX software, NGINX Plus builds on a proven track record of powering more than half of the world’s busiest sites and applications. Already a leading containerized solution, NGINX Plus provides native deployment and configuration for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and is fully portable across OpenShift clusters and platforms, with the ability to run in any environment, whether it be cloud, on-premise, or bare metal. As a leading application delivery platform, NGINX Plus provides a full complement of capabilities for OpenShift that are required for modern applications, including advanced load balancing algorithms, Layer 7 routing, end-to end authentication, and request/rate limiting.

“NGINX users, including some of today’s most visited websites and applications, are rapidly adopting containers to gain the essential speed, agility, and flexibility in their application deployments,” said Gus Robertson, CEO at NGINX, Inc. “By utilizing the NGINX Plus Ingress Controller solution for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, both Red Hat and NGINX customers can build and deliver quality applications at the speed required by their evolving business needs.”

The NGINX Plus Ingress Controller is available for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform today. To learn more visit

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About NGINX, Inc.

NGINX is the heart of the modern web — helping the world’s most innovative companies deliver their sites and applications with performance, reliability, security, and scale. The company offers an award-winning, comprehensive application delivery platform in use on more than 300 million sites worldwide. Companies around the world rely on NGINX to ensure flawless digital experiences through features such as advanced load balancing, web and mobile acceleration, security controls, application monitoring, and management. More than half of the Internet’s busiest websites rely on NGINX, including Airbnb, Box, Instagram, Netflix, Pinterest, SoundCloud, and Zappos. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with its EMEA headquarters in Cork, Ireland, and additional offices in the US and Europe. Learn more at

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