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Interesting move by F5 Networks and NGINX that have announced a definitive agreement under which F5 will acquire all issued and outstanding shares of privately held NGINX for a total enterprise value of approximately $670 million.

Seems strange, becase a company like F5 need a company like NGINX?

NGINX is not only a server web, but there are a lot of products in the commercial version. For example NGINX Plus is a software load balancer, web server, and content cache built on top of open source NGINX. NGINX Plus has exclusive enterprise‑grade features beyond what’s available in the open source offering, including session persistence, configuration via API, and active health checks. Use NGINX Plus instead of your hardware load balancer and get the freedom to innovate without being constrained by infrastructure.

Now can be more clear the interest of F5 in this company.

Together, F5 and NGINX will enable multi-cloud application services across all environments, providing the ease-of-use and flexibility developers require while also delivering the scale, security, reliability and enterprise readiness network operations teams demand.

F5 is committed to continued innovation and increasing investment in the NGINX open source project to empower NGINX’s widespread user communities.

F5 will maintain the NGINX brand with current NGINX CEO, Gus Robertson, and NGINX founders, Igor Sysoev and Maxim Konovalov, joining F5 to continue to lead NGINX.

Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (2975 Posts)

Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-18. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-18. Nutanix NTC 2014-18. PernixPro 2014-16. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.


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