Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with NGINX Plus.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
Their license fee has gone up, so that is one concern that we have. We are looking for alternative solutions which compare well and fit into our budget. We are interested in an open-source version with the same set of features. We had to do a lot of custom coding around open source NGINX, which we were able to do. Compared to other similar solutions on the market, I think it's over-priced. If they reduced the price by 50%, then I would definitely like to continue with them. The scaling should be built into the software rather than configured from an outside source. Regarding cluster-management, I should be able to provide configuration directly rather than bringing down the software and then updating it and taking it back down again. Without going offline, if we can manage load balancing as a cluster — meaning I have to bring them down, update them, and then take it back. If that could be more dynamic, that would answer all of my requirements.
They should do in the open source version of what they did to Advanced HTTP, TCP, and UDP load balancing. They are always creating improvements and working towards new features.
What do you like most about NGINX Plus?
Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!