Introducing the Microservices Reference Architecture Version 1.2


Application development using microservices is changing very quickly, even as many organizations are gearing up to produce their first full‑fledged microservices apps, or expand microservices development. Among these changes are the emergence of Kubernetes as the most widely used approach to container management and the arrival of service mesh architectures. The Istio service mesh architecture has reached version 1.0.

There is also an increasing recognition of the need for security in service-to-service communications. In the upcoming Version 1.2 of the Microservices Reference Architecture, NGINX offers an update to its robust and flexible array of models for microservices development, giving developers much more choice and the opportunity to "right‑size" the microservices model they choose to the task at hand, while preserving the opportunity for future growth.

In this webinar, we’ll cover:

How the Proxy Model applies the popular approach of using NGINX as a load balancer to microservices

About the Router Mesh Model, which adds an NGINX instance as a microservices hub, with proxying handled by another NGINX instance

How the Fabric Model uses a scalable number of NGINX instances running alongside service instances

About the robust path opened by the MRA to service mesh models with Kubernetes as the container orchestrator, including Istio


Charles Pretzer

Charles Pretzer
Technical Architect

Faisal Memon

Faisal Memon
Software Engineer