NGINX Announces Additional UDP Load Balancing Capabilities for IoT Applications

By CIOReview | Wednesday, March 16, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, CA: NGINX, an application and sites delivering server for the modern web, announces additional support for the User Datagram Protocol (UDP) by implementing new load balancing capabilities. These latest functionalities are built by NGINX on its current HTTP and Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) load-balancing capabilities. This makes the new solution more convenient, stable and a powerful front-end for the large scale mobile and web applications.

Due to its low-bandwidth requirements, UDP is emerging as a most popular protocol used for the Internet of Things (IoT) applications. In the current digital business scenario, UDP emerged as a solution that ensures the top level of application and web performance for the firms that aims to capitalize large amount of traffic and data generated by the IoT. By using NGINX as a platform for load balancing and application delivery, companies and developers can make sure that the latest IoT applications designed by them can simply attain security, scale and high performance. It also ensures that the traffic and growth spears will not overpower the newly built applications.

"Load balancing is a fundamental tool for boosting web and application performance and scalability," said Gus Robertson, CEO, NGINX. "Whether you're delivering applications based on HTTP, TCP, or UDP protocols, you can rely on NGINX and NGINX Plus to deliver high-availability, reliability, scalability, and performance, all from a single, lightweight application. We're very excited with this release, and it's potential to bring high-performance load balancing and flawless application delivery to IoT applications."

The additional UDP load balancing capabilities will direct two crucial use cases, horizontal scaling and high availability. For current digital business scenario, this is worth of deploying a load balancer that is reliable and highly accessible in front of the UDP servers that will observe the availability and state of the application. This solution provides organizations with the capability to smoothly run their servers even during the time of unavailability of any UDP server that run continuously without suffering any costly time out scenario.

The NGINX load-balancing solution’s ability helps organizations to work in the demanding environments like the number of servers needed to share the client-generated loads. This solution divides the load equally between those servers. The UDP users are only aware about a couple of UDP servers that scales out multiple servers with this extent of load balancer. The load balancer automatically updates all UDP servers that allow user to observe only one or two of them. It saves them valuable time and manpower that in return ensures maximum performance of the applications.