Web Server Load Balancing with NGINX Plus

Connect, secure, and scale microservices

Learn how Buzzfeed built a microservices request router using NGINX Plus.

As we moved to microservices we’ve realized that we needed a much smarter way of routing pages to our applications....We realized that NGINX Plus, with its better support, with its DNS resolving, and the advanced metrics that we get now is the way forward. NGINX Plus allowed us to get to the final mile. John Cleveley, Senior Engineering Manager, Buzzfeed


Why Use NGINX Plus for Microservices?

Service discovery

Service Discovery

Automatically detect new services with DNS service discovery integration

End-to-end encryption

End-to-End Encryption

Mitigate security risks with SSL offloading and secure communications between microservices

Layer 7 routing

Layer 7 Routing

Easily direct clients to the correct service using URI‑based content routing

Load balancing

Load Balancing

Safely scale out your app using advanced load balancing with active health checks



Improve performance while reducing load on your app with flexible content caching

Flexible deployments

Flexible Deployments

Run in containers, on your existing hardware, or in the cloud with flexible software

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