High Availability Load Balancing with NGINX Plus Now Certified on Google Cloud Platform, NGINX Innovators Program Extended to Cloud‑Based Startups
San Francisco – September 23, 2015 – NGINX, Inc., the engine delivering sites and applications for the modern web, today announced that NGINX Plus, its open source‑based application delivery platform, is certified for and available on Google Cloud Platform via Cloud Launcher [Google Cloud Launcher has now been replaced by the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Marketplace.]. By adding Google Cloud Platform as a fully supported cloud platform, NGINX offers enterprises additional choices of cloud platforms to deploy NGINX Plus to meet their application scalability and performance needs. This announcement takes place at the second annual NGINX user conference, nginx.conf 2015, where Google is a top sponsor.
With the explosion of cloud‑native applications, as well as applications being moved to the cloud, it is important that organizations have access to application delivery tools that match the sophistication of the enterprise‑grade traffic management devices in their own data centers.
NGINX Plus includes full‑featured HTTP and TCP load balancing, session persistence, application‑aware health checks, and monitoring, ensuring that web applications and services are both available and scalable regardless of spikes in traffic and demand. SSL offload, caching, and bandwidth and rate control also provide a predictable way for organizations to deliver content to users securely while blocking unauthorized users and defending against denial‑of‑service attacks.
“With all the advanced features of NGINX Plus combined with the ease of deployment from Google Cloud Launcher and Cloud Platform support, you can now more easily deliver, scale, and manage all of your applications on Google Cloud Platform,” said Paul Oh, head of business development at NGINX, Inc. “We are bringing the power and control developers and application owners need, allowing them to operate services and deliver content to the high standards their customers expect.”
NGINX Plus can operate standalone or can complement Google Cloud Load Balancing solutions, which reduces the costs for enterprises of delivering complex applications.
NGINX is also extending the NGINX Innovators Program, launched in April of this year, to Google Cloud Platform. This will provide unlimited, free NGINX Plus subscriptions to qualified startups and entrepreneurs who are building next‑generation, high‑performance applications in the cloud. Google Cloud Platform’s focus on performance and scalability and integration with NGINX Plus make it an attractive platform to go from development to production quickly and seamlessly.
NGINX Plus is available now through Google Cloud Launcher [now GCP Marketplace]. NGINX, Inc. provides full technical support for Google Cloud Platform users. For more information on NGINX Plus on Google Cloud Platform visit: https://www.nginx.co.jp/products/nginx-plus-google-cloud-platform.
For further program details and participation requirements for the NGINX Innovators Program visit: https://www.nginx.co.jp/products/nginx-plus-for-entrepreneurs/.
About NGINX, Inc.
NGINX is the heart of the modern web – helping some of the world’s most innovative companies deliver their sites and applications with performance, reliability, security, and scale. The company offers an industry award‑winning, comprehensive application delivery solution in use on more than 120 million sites worldwide. Companies around the world rely on NGINX for ensuring a seamless web and mobile user experience through advanced load balancing, content caching, media streaming, application monitoring, and more. More than 40% of the Internet’s largest websites rely on NGINX, including Airbnb, Box, Instagram, Netflix, Pinterest, SoundCloud, Zappos, and more. The company is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Moscow and London.