Web Server Load Balancing with NGINX Plus

Latest Version of Open Source Based Web Acceleration and Load Balancing Solution now available on Microsoft Azure Marketplace

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — NGINX, Inc., the high performance web acceleration company, today announced that NGINX Plus, its commercial solution, is now Microsoft Azure Certified for Virtual Machines and available on the Azure Marketplace. Enterprises can now deploy NGINX Plus across Azure Virtual Machines for advanced application acceleration, load balancing and video streaming capabilities with consolidated billing and management from Microsoft.

Based on a modern, mobile optimized architecture, NGINX Plus is built from the ground up to scale predictably and efficiently without artificial bandwidth limitations, helping to reduce overall operating costs. A trusted and proven commercial offering, NGINX Plus is designed to help enterprises optimize the availability and performance of applications running on premise and in the cloud.

NGINX Plus advanced features include load balancing, caching, session persistence, health-checks and monitoring—providing assurance that critical web applications and services are both available and scalable across unpredictable spikes in demand. NGINX Plus enables application owners and IT operations to develop and deploy web applications from within Azure or adopt hybrid cloud architectures with optimal traffic management and acceleration capabilities to their users.

“NGINX is relied on by many of the busiest websites in the world to accelerate delivery of their critical applications and content,” said Paul Oh, Head of Business Development for NGINX, Inc. “As internet traffic continues to expand with the explosion of mobile users and connected devices, NGINX Plus on Azure ensures that enterprises can scale both their web applications and compute resources quickly and cost effectively.”

“NGINX has demonstrated impressive growth in the high performance web space and is an important addition to the Azure portfolio of open source technologies,” said Gianugo Rabellino, senior director of open source communities at Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. “NGINX Plus provides a great opportunity for our customers to leverage the hyperscale capabilities of Microsoft Azure.”

NGINX Plus is available now in the Azure Marketplace on an hourly subscription basis for Linux based Azure Virtual Machines. For more information on NGINX Plus on Azure visit

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 144 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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