Web Server Load Balancing with NGINX Plus

The NGINX Application Platform Provides New Interoperability and Support with Red Hat Technologies

SAN FRANCISCO — RED HAT SUMMIT 2018 — NGINX, Inc., the company based on the popular open source project and offering a suite of technologies designed to develop and deliver modern applications, today announced the full availability and support of the NGINX Application Platform on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

Organizations undergoing digital transformation need a new approach to application delivery. Bringing new, digital services to market requires platforms that simplify application infrastructure and ease the journey from monolithic applications to modern microservices. The NGINX Application Platform enables these advanced capabilities by providing load balancing, caching, proxying, API gateway, and application server functionality in a single, centrally managed platform. When deployed with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, customers can better manage and scale their applications while enhancing the resilience, performance and reliability of infrastructure supporting digital business initiatives.

“Applications are at the heart of today’s adaptive new infrastructure,” said Chris Morgan, technical director, OpenShift Ecosystem at Red Hat. “Linux containers and Kubernetes increasingly serve as the basis of these cloud-native apps, and Red Hat provides a comprehensive platform to help enterprises embrace these technologies and drive towards digital transformation. Through our collaboration with NGINX, customers can have even more choice for a simplified, optimized, and modern infrastructure to drive such innovation.”

Customers embracing microservices for both new and existing applications need to complement the enterprise-grade requirements provided by their existing application infrastructure with the speed and flexibility of more modern application delivery tools. Red Hat has emerged as a leader in providing Linux, Linux containers, and Kubernetes as foundational technologies that provide applications with portability, enhanced security, and cloud-like efficiencies. NGINX builds atop this foundation with tested and validated interoperability with Red Hat technologies, embedded routing and ingress controller functionality, and joint support capabilities that can provide a more seamless customer experience. Customers can benefit from a more simplified architecture, helping to free up time to bring new applications to market rather than managing disparate infrastructure components.

“NGINX users power the most visited websites and applications, and they are rapidly adopting microservices to gain the essential speed, agility, and flexibility in their application deployments,” said Sidney Rabsatt, VP of Product Management at NGINX, Inc. “We’re proud to bring the NGINX Application Platform to Red Hat’s Linux and Kubernetes platforms so customers can build and deliver quality applications at the speed required by their evolving business needs.”

Core elements of the NGINX Application Platform include NGINX Plus R15 – an integrated load balancer, content cache, API gateway, and web application firewall – alongside NGINX Unit for dynamic web and application serving, and NGINX Controller for centralized monitoring, management, and analytics. With today’s announcement, the NGINX Application Platform adds to the ongoing collaboration with Red Hat by providing:

  • New platform interoperability: Certified NGINX technologies that run on Red Hat platforms. The newly released NGINX Unit 1.0 adds to the existing support of NGINX Plus as certified for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. NGINX is also available from the Red Hat Container Registry as a Red Hat Certified Container.
  • Better optimized technologies: NGINX technologies have been designed to run in Red Hat platforms. NGINX and NGINX Plus have been included as a Router option in OpenShift Origin. This complements NGINX’s previously announced certification of the NGINX Kubernetes Ingress Controller Solution for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.
  • Easier customer deployments: New NGINX services and solutions provide a more streamlined experience. New TSANet joint support offers customers a collaborative support experience when adopting both platforms. The upcoming NGINX Controller R1 further supports customers by providing centralized management and deployment of NGINX software to Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform environments. New unified Ansible Role for NGINX and NGINX Plus to automate deployments and configure advanced capabilities such as installing NGINX Amplify for live activity monitoring or first party NGINX modules.

Based on open source software, NGINX builds on a proven track record of powering the world’s busiest, most mission-critical apps. With more than 1,500 customers, NGINX is already used as the de facto standard in microservices, including 250 customers using NGINX software in production microservices environments. These new NGINX capabilities help customers making the journey to microservices benefit by an optimized, more simplified digital infrastructure.

To learn more go to or visit NGINX in booth 443 at the Red Hat Summit, May 8 to 9, 2018, in San Francisco.

About Red Hat Summit
Red Hat Summit is the premier open source technology event to showcase some of the latest developments in hybrid cloud infrastructure, containers, cloud-native app platforms, management and automation. At Red Hat Summit, customers, partners, and open source industry leaders from around the world come together for a high-energy week of innovation, education and collaboration. With thousands of attendees and more than 300 business and technical sessions, Red Hat Summit has become a must-attend event to hear about innovations and best practices that are enabling the future of enterprise technology.

About NGINX, Inc.
NGINX, Inc. is the company behind the popular open source project trusted by more than 450 million sites. We offer a suite of technologies for developing and delivering modern applications. The NGINX Application Platform allows enterprises undergoing digital transformation to modernize legacy, monolithic applications as well as deliver new, microservices-based applications. Companies like Netflix, Starbucks, and McDonalds rely on NGINX to reduce costs, improve resiliency, and speed innovation.

We are headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with our EMEA head office in Cork, Ireland and APAC head office in Singapore. Learn more at or join the conversation by following @nginx on Twitter.

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NGINX Press Contact
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