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Application development and delivery is mission-critical for most organizations today, especially larger existing businesses and innovative startups in all kinds of fields. As various challenges have arisen in application development and delivery,
different kinds of solutions have come to prominence, engineered to fit a specific problem. Examples of these point solutions are hardware load balancers – also called application delivery controllers, or ADCs – such as F5 and NetScaler, content distribution networks (CDNs), which include Akamai, and API management tools such as Kong.

Alongside this profusion of point solutions, a lighter-weight and more flexible approach has developed, with NGINX at the forefront. As inexpensive, generic server hardware grows in capability, organizations use simple, flexible software to manage tasks easily, from a single point of contact.

In this ebook, we tell you how to take an existing NGINX Open Source or NGINX Plus configuration and extend it to manage API traffic as well. When you use NGINX for API management, you tap into the high performance, reliability, robust community support, and expert professional support (for NGINX Plus customers) that NGINX is famous for.

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NGINX, now part of F5, is the company behind the popular open source project. We offer a suite of technologies for developing and delivering modern applications. Together with F5, our combined solution bridges the gap between NetOps and DevOps, with multi-cloud application services that span from code to customer.