F5 Networks has introduced NGINX Controller 3.0, a cloud-native application delivery solution to help organizations increase business agility, mitigate risk, and enhance their customers’ digital experiences. It is the first major product introduction since NGINX was acquired by F5 Networks in May 2019 for $670 million.
Built to unleash productivity and efficiency, the 3.x series would offer a multi-cloud, self-service platform that removes the friction between DevOps, NetOps, SecOps, and app developers.
With NGINX Controller 3.0, customers can achieve productivity and efficiency gains for modern app-focused teams while assuring appropriate governance. DevOps, NetOps, SecOps, and AppDev personnel would enjoy self-service management and monitoring for their own apps based on role, as well as orchestrated workflows that promote “seamless” collaboration across functional teams. As they look to understand application health and performance, they’ll find an intuitive dashboard populated with real-time, app-centric data.
NGINX Controller combines a broad set of app services, including load balancing, API management, analytics, and service mesh with an application-centric approach. As a result, it would reduce the tool sprawl that thwarts organizations’ efforts to speed their application deployments. Further, it would provide significant performance and insights along with a lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
“This is our first major product introduction since we joined forces with F5 in May, and it highlights the unique value proposition of NGINX and F5 Networks together,” said Gus Robertson, SVP and GM of NGINX at F5. “Controller 3.0 provides the foundation for developer and DevOps self-service, at scale. We’ve designed the user experience to be centered on the asset that businesses care about most: their apps. This is a big departure from previous infrastructure-centric solutions. Plus, customers’ apps can now be configured by a new API. We’re excited to hit this major milestone. Stay tuned as we continue adding value in each monthly release.”
NGINX Controller 3.0 is generally available now, with additional features released throughout the year, including service mesh (anticipated availability in summer 2020).