Chapter 3. NGINX Plus on Azure
NGINX Open Source Software (OSS) is free, whereas NGINX Plus is a commercial product that offers advanced features and enterprise-level support as licensed software by NGINX, Inc.1
NGINX Plus combines the functionality of a high-performance web server, a powerful frontend load balancer, and a highly scalable accelerating cache to create the ideal end-to-end platform for your web applications. NGINX Plus is built on top of NGINX OSS.
For organizations currently using NGINX OSS, NGINX Plus eliminates the complexity of managing a “do-it-yourself” chain of proxies, load balancers, and caching servers in a mission-critical application environment.
For organizations currently using hardware-based load balancers, NGINX Plus provides a full set of ADC features in a much more flexible software form factor, on a cost-effective subscription.
NGINX Plus provides enterprise-ready features such as application load balancing, monitoring, and advanced management to Azure applications and services.
|Feature Type||Feature||OSS||NGINX Plus|
|Layer 7 request routing||✓||✓|
|Active health checks||—||✓|
|DNS service‑discovery ...|