// Berlin, 1 July 2015

SysEleven supplies expanded version of NGINX web server software at no charge​

  • Clients of the Berlin specialists for managed hosting now get the paid Plus version of the open source web server NGINX for free — thus benefitting from its enhanced features.
  • Full support for streaming including dynamic Apple HLS and support for Video on Demand
  • Direct premium support in cases of critical updates
  • Better proxy functionality and cache control

SysEleven creates added value for its clients: starting immediately, the Berlin managed hosting pros are giving their clients access to the full Pro version of the application delivery platform NGINX as part of its service package — at no extra charge. Unlike the open source version, clients benefit from a greatly expanded feature set, premium support from the manufacturer, and control at API level while running.

Popular platform for web servers and load balancing

As the server behind over 130 million websites worldwide with high bandwidth demands, NGINX Open Source is the go-to choice for web servers. NGINX Plus enhances the already expansive feature set with functions like HTTP and TCP load balancing, session persistence, media streaming, health checks, and expanded monitoring and management functions.

 

At SysEleven, NGINX Open Source was already in use as a web, streaming, and proxy server as well as a load balancer. Now clients of the hosting and application specialists can use the Plus version of the server for free. This includes among other things better proxy functionality as well as full support for streaming, including support dynamic runtime optimized Apple HLS and Video on Demand. The Plus version also includes other greatly expanded features like the possibility to perform cache control.

 

A high performance application delivery platform is essential

Marc Korthaus, founder and managing director of SysEleven GmbH, knows from experience: “For a great many of our clients, a stable and high performance application delivery system is the be-all and end-all of their business model. With the Plus version of NGINX, we hand our clients more control, more features, and more support — all at no extra cost. That is a perfect expression of our mission: to take responsibility for our clients’ applications running reliably and economically, regardless of how high the demands are.”

 

A big advantage, especially for power users, is the direct premium support by NGINX’ manufacturer included in the Plus version. Thus you get first access to critical updates and attacks on newly discovered security holes are fixed faster. Professional users who use NGINX in automated clusters or in dynamic OpenStack environments with heat also benefit from the API-level control while running. Configuration changes thus don’t need a restart anymore, so the service isn’t interrupted.

 

You can find a complete overview of the new features here: http://nginx.com/products/pricing/

About SysEleven

SysEleven was founded by Marc Korthaus in 2007. Currently SysEleven employs over 100 people. Since 2018, it is a member of the Cloud Native Foundation and is a certified Kubernetes provider. SysEleven provides a vertically integrated technology stack that includes managed cloud services, an OpenStack public cloud, Kubernetes as a Service, and network and carrier services — upon request solely in German data centers. More information is at www.syseleven.de/en

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