Web Server Load Balancing with NGINX Plus

Web Acceleration Technology Answers Enterprise Demand for Increased Security, Availability and Performance of Distributed Web Applications

SAN FRANCISCO, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — NGINX, Inc., the high performance web acceleration company, today announced the next release of its commercially-supported web acceleration technology, NGINX Plus release 4 (r4). The latest version responds to industry needs to accelerate distributed applications, to securely connect to external services and to deploy application components easily across clouds and on-premise locations.

Businesses face constant pressures to improve web performance and in parallel accelerate time-to-market in order to be competitive. To deliver on these requirements, developers are adopting distributed, loosely coupled application architectures to enable a more flexible approach, with better utilization of existing code and services and greater scale for growth. However, this architecture comes at a cost – the explosion of internal traffic and the lack of trust in wide-area and public cloud networks means that businesses must design security and scalability into their applications from the outset. NGINX Plus r4 gives developers the tools to control and secure sophisticated traffic flows, making it a core part of the application from the start rather than an afterthought when the application is deployed.

“NGINX Plus r4 is the solution for increasingly sophisticated application architectures,” said Gus Robertson, CEO of NGINX. “Security and user experience are top concerns for enterprises today. Simultaneously, developers are building bigger applications and scaling across more locations, creating greater traffic management challenges. NGINX Plus r4 simplifies the complexity while ensuring a seamless user experience, from developer to production.”

Additional details on these new capabilities and benefits of NGINX Plus r4 include:

  • Enhanced Security for Distributed Applications: End-to-end authenticated SSL and enhanced security for NGINX Plus configuration means that sensitive applications can be deployed securely over untrusted networks;
  • Improved Load Balancing and Caching: NGINX Plus r4 includes additional traffic routing disciplines for developers who need fine-grained control to manage and optimize traffic distribution to maximise performance and reliability;
  • Intelligent Logging and Detailed Status Monitoring: Avoiding ‘information overload’, NGINX Plus r4 makes it easy to filter and drill down on transactions and statistics, reducing storage and processing overhead for even the most complex websites and applications.

NGINX is the web delivery tier of choice for the top 10,000 websites (W3Techs). Through a commitment to the open source community, its share amongst the top one million sites has grown 39% year-over-year, demonstrating its reputation for reliable, scalable application delivery across industries and applications.

For a full list of NGINX Plus r4 features, please visit the NGINX products page.

About NGINX, Inc.
Based in San Francisco, NGINX, Inc. is the high performance web acceleration company, providing products, solutions and services for its renowned open source software, NGINX and its NGINX Plus commercial offering. Run by the busiest websites on the Internet, NGINX enables companies to match increasing demand for faster web experiences at scale.

Today NGINX serves more than 146 million sites on the Internet. Successful online services such as Netflix, Dropbox, Pinterest, Airbnb,, Box, Instagram, GitHub, SoundCloud, Zappos, and Yandex, use NGINX as part of their infrastructure. For more information about NGINX, Inc., please visit


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