NGINX Plus Primary Use Case

Ritesh-Bakhru - PeerSpot reviewer
Major Account Manager, Telco, MSSP and Media (Western India) at a security firm with 5,001-10,000 employees

I am a reseller. A lot of customers use this solution on cloud and on-premises. Typically, people use NGINX to build their own CDN solutions, so it often goes into CDN deployments. Most apps have NGINX OSS as the underlying base, whether they're cloud apps or on-premises apps. NGINX is the free version of NGINX Plus.

F5 is now creating buzz in the market because if you migrate to NGINX Plus, you'll get a 30 minute response time from F5 or the NGINX team if you have any challenges with the solution, so that's an advantage. 

NGINX Plus can give you multiple features from a load balancing perspective. The standard NGINX OSS doesn't have that.

There are about 400 million websites that run NGINX OSS. Since NGINX was an open source company until F5 acquired it in 2019, NGINX doesn't have a lot of paid products. In the last year and a half, the F5 and NGINX teams have started doing the sales pitch for people to upgrade to the paid version, like Red Hat, which has an open source version and a paid version. We're seeing good uptake, but I don't think they have been able to cover more than 10% of the user base.

For most of the companies I have interacted with, 90% of them are using NGINX because it's a favorite open source solution. People are now using NGINX Plus because F5 just started selling it in the last year and a half. Out of the 90% who are using it, there are about 10-15% who are using the paid version.

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KO
Network Engineer at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We are just copying some of what is on the F5 to the NGINX and seeing how it behaves. We will start with the streaming servers.

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YS
Technological architect - IT infrastructure at a government with 10,001+ employees

We primarily use the solution as a proxy in communities. We’ve got some latencies in the database connection and some connection drops, so we use the proxy to make the database relevant. We use it for all the websites, the APIs, et cetera.

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AANKITGUPTAA - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at Pi DATACENTERS

The load balancer which is based on NGINX is used to protect our servers. The product works as a reverse proxy and we use some modes and smart security modules of NGINX for securing the web application as a web module.

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Abdelmeguid  Hamdy - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Director at Cascade Solutions

NGINX Plus is mainly used as an ingress controller and for API deployment and web servers.

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Nikolay Dimitrov - PeerSpot reviewer
Cyber Security Engineer at C-Serv

We use this solution for caching. We are customers of NGINX.

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