Posted on 23-Aug-2013 06:53.
Filed under: News
Nginx Inc. has announced the availability of NGINX Plus, a fully-supported version of the popular NGINX open source software complete with advanced features and offered with professional services. The product is developed and supported by the core engineering team at Nginx Inc., and is available immediately on a subscription basis.
As business requirements continue to evolve rapidly, such as the shift to mobile and the explosion of dynamic content on the Web, CIO’s are continuously looking for opportunities to increase application performance and development agility, while reducing dependencies on their infrastructure. NGINX Plus provides a flexible, scalable, uniformly applicable solution that was purpose built for these modern, distributed application architectures.
“There has been immense interest in a commercial version of our open source software for customers that require enterprise-oriented features and services,” said Gus Robertson, CEO of Nginx Inc. “The launch of NGINX Plus provides businesses with precisely that - all the innovation of our open source product paired with advanced features and services that deliver greater agility and reduce complexity for our customers.”
The company also announced a complete portfolio of services for NGINX Plus customers, including configuration and performance tuning, performance optimization and technical account management. With the right mix of software and services, NGINX Plus customers are able to massively reduce complexity while gaining more control over their applications than ever before.
“Content and collaboration are at the heart of the today's biggest enterprise companies,” said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO, Box. “NGINX gives us the capability to deliver optimized performance and scalability, ensuring customers always have reliable access to their documents and mission-critical applications.”
NGINX Plus offers a number of industry-standard features, including application health checking, commercial-grade activity monitoring, advanced load balancing, dynamic reconfiguration, extended logging capabilities, high availability, and adaptive media streaming. NGINX Plus is also tested and certified for use in production on Amazon Linux, Red Hat, CentOS, Ubuntu, and Debian. The product will be available starting at $1,350 per instance per year.
The launch of NGINX Plus comes as the base open source product is experiencing massive growth across the globe. According to the August Netcraft survey, NGINX owns 14.55% of the total web market and is run on over 100 million web sites. Today, NGINX is the most used web server among the world’s top 1,000 busiest sites, powers 35% of the world’s top 10,000 busiest sites, and 44% of the sites on Amazon AWS. NGINX Plus extends the benefits of the core product to more customers across the globe, while providing the enterprise-grade features that they need to hit their business goals.