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CEO Joins As NGINX Grows In Web Server Market Share

NGINX, Inc., the high performance web company, today announced Gus Robertson as CEO. Amid a year of record growth for the company, Robertson will leverage his expertise in managing and growing technology companies to help NGINX develop a broader portfolio of commercial offerings, while also building strategic industry relationships and reinforcing support of the NGINX open source community.

Robertson joins NGINX as the company surpasses Microsoft in active web server market share, and will work to make NGINX the first choice for companies seeking to scale their high-performance web applications. Before joining NGINX, Robertson was Vice President of Global Business Development for Red Hat where he managed Red Hat’s strategic alliance relationships, and was responsible for vertical industry ecosystems and solution development. In his capacity at Red Hat, and at other senior management roles at Microsoft, Visio and Lexmark, Robertson has a proven track record developing mutually beneficial relationships with customers, major consulting and software firms, resellers, OEM partners.

“NGINX is without a doubt leading the market for modern architectures and I’m pleased to be working with such an innovative team,” said Gus Robertson, CEO of NGINX, Inc. “We’re experiencing explosive growth and that provides a great opportunity for us to commercialize in the very near term. The core team is underwritten by a passionate global community and software that has gained massive adoption with businesses large and small. I’m eager to build upon that foundation and grow our commercial offerings to better serve the market.”

NGINX recently passed Microsoft-IIS to become the second most used web server on all active sites, behind Apache. According to the April Netcraft survey, NGINX owns 14.81% of the total web market and is run on over 96 million web sites. Today, NGINX powers over 30% of the world’s top 10,000 busiest sites and 44% of the sites on Amazon AWS.

“I’m very happy to have Gus Robertson leading our company as CEO of NGINX”, said Igor Sysoev, author and principal architect of NGINX. “Gus has the right mix of passion for the technology and knowledge of open source development models. Plus, he has a proven track record with over 20 years of experience driving sales and marketing teams for successful multinational branded software companies. I’m confident with our continued product development and Gus’ leadership we will build on the great value we deliver for our customers.”

NGINX, Inc. continues to innovate on and develop the NGINX web server. Recently, the company announced the inclusion of the SPDY and WebSocket protocols in its core product and services. Both technologies were released into the latest development versions of NGINX as part of an ongoing commitment to open source.

NGINX’s growth is due to the shift to distributed web architectures. With 80% of new applications being built on the cloud, delivery of content across the web is growing exponentially. NGINX has become the standard for these distributed application architectures, gaining widespread recognition for it’s ability to support high performance, scalability and reliability over alternative solutions.

NGINX, Inc., the high performance web company that provides products, solutions and services for its renowned open source software NGINX, launched in 2011 with a $3 million Series A round with funding from, Runa Capital, and MSD Capital, and is headquartered in San Francisco. The open source NGINX project began in 2004.

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About NGINX, Inc.

NGINX, Inc., the high performance web company, provides products, solutions and services for its renowned open source software, NGINX. Run by the busiest websites on the Internet, NGINX enables companies to match increasing demand for faster web experience at scale, without incurring unnecessary costs in capital investments or time.

NGINX serves 30 percent of the top 10,000 websites and 96 million of all sites on the Internet. Successful online services such as Netflix, Pinterest, Airbnb,, Box, Instagram, GitHub, SoundCloud, Eventbrite, and Zappos, use NGINX as part of their infrastructure. For more information, please visit

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