F5 Unveils NGINX for Microsoft Azure


F5 has released F5 NGINX for Microsoft Azure, an Azure-native service offering built in collaboration with Microsoft that enables users to deploy modern apps on Azure in a matter of minutes. Developers may use NGINX for Azure to migrate on-premises apps to Azure and create new, born-in-the-cloud services, all while leveraging the familiar and trusted load balancing solution NGINX.

The COVID-19 epidemic has spurred cloud migration, according to F5’s 2022 State of Application Strategy Report, with three-quarters of enterprises running apps in public cloud settings. More than 25% of enterprises already host application security and delivery services in the cloud, thanks to rising cloud adoption. Developers, cloud architects, system architects, and other practitioners who want to run their applications on Azure require a simple migration path to the cloud, rapid and continuous delivery of secure digital services at scale, and application performance consistency across on-premises and cloud environments.

NGINX for Azure addresses these needs by enabling enterprises to:

  • Seamlessly lift and shift applications from on-premises to cloud by bringing their existing NGINX configuration
  • Employ advanced traffic management capabilities for delivery of secure and reliable applications and services
  • Reduce learning curve and simplify cloud adoption with built-in deep integrations: Azure Monitor for app insights and visibility and Azure Key Vault for SSL/TLS certificate management

Enterprises get consistency in performance and security by deploying the same load balancing solution across their estate of on-premises and Azure applications, resulting in a superior digital experience for their customers.

“NGINX powers the world’s busiest websites with a suite of advanced connectivity, traffic management, and security solutions—all of which bring additional value to the Microsoft Azure ecosystem,” said Eric Braun, Vice President, NGINX Product Management, F5. “The combination of Microsoft’s trusted cloud and NGINX’s trusted software offered as a service on Azure enables developers and DevOps teams to optimize the performance, reliability, and security of their distributed applications and services at a global scale.”