F5 Networks delivers NGINX Controller 3.0 cloud-native application delivery solutions designed for cloud environments to help businesses increase business agility, mitigate risk, and enhance their customers’ digital experiences. The 3.x Series was developed with a focus on enterprise productivity and efficiency enhancement, providing the first multi-cloud self-service platform to eliminate friction between DevOps, NetOps, SecOps, and application developers.
NGINX ControllerTM combines a wide range of application services, including load balancing, API management, analytics, and services, and adopts an application-centric approach to design.
As a result, it reduces unnecessary tool and cost waste so that enterprises are not prevented from accelerating their application deployment. Moreover, it provides significant performance and analysis, and has a low overall cost of ownership.
‘This is our first major product launch since we joined F5 in May, highlighting the unique
value propositions of both NGINX and F5,’ said Gus Robertson, Senior Vice President and General Manager of F5 NGINX. Controller 3.0 provides a self-service foundation for developers and DevOps, and we design applications that view the user experience as an enterprise and at the heart of their most important assets, in contrast to past infrastructure-centric solution designs. Furthermore, the customer’s application can now be configured with a new API. We are pleased to have reached this important milestone and will continue to bring new value to our customers throughout the monthly product updates that follow.
Build smooth application delivery to improve the customer’s digital experience NGINX Controller is a solution that is not limited to cloud types, allowing customers to easily deploy across multiple clouds and automate the delivery of more complete and consistent application services.
The DevOps team will benefit from NGINX Controller’s integration with key CI/CD tool vendors such as Ansible and Datadog. The developer portal provides controller-released API document viewing, while the built-in authentication manager securely stores SSL/TLS credentials for easy association with applications. Moreover, it can help companies relieve investment and operating cost pressures caused by tool waste. As businesses move to the new cloud or adopt new technologies, NGINX Controller not only simplifies and accelerates modern application deployments, but also helps drive business growth.
Self-service for teams without ceding control of the infrastructure
Traditional application delivery and API management scenarios are often designed to target the infrastructure of the base rather than the application itself, making it difficult to manage application performance and maintain application visibility. NGINX Controller 3.0 enables customers to increase productivity and efficiency for modern application-oriented teams while ensuring proper governance. DevOps, NetOps, SecOps, and AppDev people can manage and monitor their own applications through self-service, depending on task capabilities, and facilitate collaboration across functional teams through coordinated workflows. Intuitive meters provide real-time application data that allows them to easily view application status and performance.
Intelligent Application Analytics helps monitor and manage application performance
NGINX Controller provides useful analytics and information to help adopt, protect, repair, and drive business outcomes, including setting barriers to availability and effectiveness These capabilities not only enable teams to improve application effectiveness based on existing conditions, but also integrate learning and trend analysis into ongoing development cycles. The result is significantly shorter application update times to expand use cases or increase security features for new threats. Users can view historical statistics and events using one API, another design decision to optimize the DevOps experience. Furthermore, flexible storage options ensure that data is readily available, even in the event of a service outage. These features improve visibility on the relevant performance scales, allowing customers to deliver traditional and modern applications flexibly.