“Companies are at a digital tipping point,” said Gus Robertson, SVP and GM of NGINX at F5. “They must modernize their apps and infrastructure in order to offer experiences as compelling as today’s most popular consumer apps—but often with far fewer means. We believe NGINX, with the resources of F5, can accelerate customers’ modernization efforts, and we’re excited to debut NGINX solutions at our annual user event, NGINX Conf.”
An estimated 75% of organizations will be completely digitally transformed in the next decade, according to a recent IDC survey (sourced from IDC API Management Survey 2019, conducted on behalf of NGINX). Contemporary pressure to transform is causing businesses to examine new application architectures. In the same survey, IDC found that, by 2022, 90% of all new apps will feature a microservices architecture and 35% of all production apps will be cloud native. Although these architectures are critical to supporting digital business efforts, they yield a corresponding explosion in complexity due to tool sprawl. As a result, enterprises experience a growing divide between DevOps and traditional infrastructure roles like NetOps and SecOps. To combine the efforts of these groups, enterprises need an application platform that scales, responds, and self-heals to deliver a reliable customer experience in the digital era. The NGINX Application Platform—a suite of application delivery, application server, and API management technologies—helps customers bridge the divide, accelerate DevOps investments, and expand the use of cloud, containers, and microservices.
Now part of F5, NGINX resources have been infused with more than 150 additional product development employees—the combination of F5 resources and new hires—to accelerate development efforts. In addition to the continued enhancement of existing NGINX open source and commercial products, the team is pursuing new solutions based on the company’s market-leading security innovations. Early returns from this increased investment will be on display this week at NGINX Conf.
“This year’s theme is ‘level up,’ because customers tell us they need to invest in new tools and skills to compete in an increasingly digital world,” Robertson added. “We’ll demonstrate how to level up tools with new app delivery, app server, and API management solutions, and then we’ll cap it off with a bold vision for fundamentally changing how teams deliver apps—from code to customer.”
Specifically, the event will highlight the ways F5 and NGINX help organizations level up their app delivery and API tools with:
Organizations also must rethink how their teams leverage those tools to deliver modern apps and APIs. NGINX Conf will provide a sneak peek at forthcoming technologies that will drive meaningful collaboration between DevOps, NetOps, and SecOps teams throughout the application lifecycle. Company leaders will illustrate how customers can empower cross-functional teams with:
NGINX Conf, taking place this week in Seattle, is an event for developers, operators, and architects looking to modernize their application delivery and API infrastructures, as well as applications themselves. Tune in to the NGINX Conf livestream to learn more. The broadcast starts at 8:40 a.m. PT on Tuesday, September 10, with keynotes summarizing new announcements, and again at 8:30 a.m. PT on Wednesday, September 11, for deep dives and demos. Visit nginx.com/livestream to access the livestream, speaker bios, a detailed agenda, and more.
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