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[NGINX] is very well suited for high performance. I have seen it used on servers with 1k current connections with no issues. Despite seeing it used in many environments I've never seen software developers use it over apache, express, IIS in local dev environments so it may be more difficult to setup. I've also seen it used to load balance again without issues.
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We use two modules of Sonatype Nexus platform, Nexus LifeCycle and Nexus Repository.
Nexus Repository: Nexus Repository is a good choice for being a repository manager. IAs such it does a good job of mirroring external repositories like artifactory etc. It saves network bandwidth/hard ware costs by allowing the teams to share artifacts with each other. Repository UI allows managing different artifacts. For bulk operations, CLI provides a value add. Support is available and helpful. Its a great choice is one is looking for repository manager which comes with support. Nexus LifeCycle : Provides checking the vulnerabilities in the builds. It is probably the best thing which Nexus offers. It comes with its REST api. Artifacts can be checked before getting deployed. Read full review Pros Very low memory usage. Can handle many more connections than alternatives (like Apache HTTPD) due to low overhead. (event-based architecture). Great at serving static content. Scales very well. Easy to host multiple Nginx servers to promote high availability. Open-Source (no cost)! Read full review Keep track of built artifacts. Makes it possible to browse available artifacts. Search and find new libraries and their latest version. Read full review Cons Customer support can be strangely condescending, perhaps it's a language issue? I find it a little weird how the release versions used for Nginx+ aren't the same as for open source version. It can be very confusing to determine the cross-compatibility of modules, etc., because of this. It seems like some (most?) modules on their own site are ancient and no longer supported, so their documentation in this area needs work. It's difficult to navigate between nginx.com commercial site and customer support. They need to be integrated together. I'd love to see more work done on nginx+ monitoring without requiring logging every request. I understand that many statistics can only be derived from logs, but plenty should work without that. Logging is not an option in many environments. Read full review The user interface is complex and not easy to understand for first time users. The administration and configuration is kind of complex. Read full review Usability Front end proxy and reverse proxy of Nginx is always useful. I always prefer to Nginx in overall usability when you have application server and database or multiple application servers and single database i.e. clustered application. Nginx provides really good features and flexibility which helps the system administrator in case of troubleshooting and also . Also, Nginx doesn't delay any request because of internal performance issues. from the administration perspective Read full review Support Rating John Reeve
Principal, Lead developer, Lead designer
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We have used Traffic, Apache, Google Cloud Load Balancing and other managed cloud-based load balancers. When it comes to scale and customization nothing beats Nginx. We selected Nginx over the others because
we have a large number of services and we can manage a single Nginx instance for all of them we have high impact services and Nginx never breaks a sweat under load individual services have special considerations and Nginx lets us configure each one uniquely Read full review
Sonatype nexus platform is an excellent choice in comparison to the other products. As a platform it is a combination of various modules plus it comes with the support. So its a great choice for organizations which are not looking for open source. Nexus comes with LifeCycle and IQ servers. Lifecycle performs the vulnerability assessment on the builds/artifacts thus making sure the systems are not compromised. Other products are good choice if one is looking for open-source as repository manager. They are not a platform.
Read full review Return on Investment Nginx has decreased the burden of web server administration and maintenance, and we are spending less time on server issues than when we were using Apache. Nginx has allowed more people in our company to get involved with configuring things on the web server, so there's no longer a single point of failure ("the Apache guy"). Nginx has given us the ability to handle a larger number of requests without scaling up in hardware quite so quickly. Read full review Improves quality Ensures we can build old versions. Improves productivity. Read full review ScreenShots