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Nginx Plus R15 (nginx.com)
45 points by gensysarm on Apr 10, 2018 | hide | past | web | favorite | 11 comments



"There are now more than 1,500 NGINX Plus customers and 409 million million users of NGINX Open Source."

409 million million users :)


If all 1500 paying customers have basic support, and have an average of 1.8 server instances (and are paying sticker prices) ...

1500 * $2500 * 1.8 = $6,750,000

Not too bad...


It was $1900 per instance last year.


what was your rationale for 1.8? just curious.


It was an arbitrary estimate. Most would license a single server, but probably a sizable portion who would license it would have a fleet of more than 1.

Mentally, I was thinking of a distribution like this: ($percent_of_users * $usercount) * $license_count, so:

(.8 * 1500) * 1 + (.10 * 1500) * 2 + (.05 * 1500) * 4 + (.03* 1500) * 8 + (.02 * 1500) * 16

As it turns out, that sums up to 2640 -- which is not far off my estimate of 1.8 * 1500 = 2700. :)


It's pretty common to have more than one instance dedicated to handling http requests whether it proxy, or call and response from a web app.

I would personally set the average to 3 from my particular viewpoint.


Sure, but 1.8 is oddly specific.


Does the open source NGINX distro support gRPC out of the box, or with plugins? I stopped using NGINX in favour of nghttpx (and Caddy for http1.x) when I started using gRPC.

I think before gRPC became popular, the story from NGINX was that it didn't make sense to support supporting h2 in the backend [0], I'm glad they eventually changed the decision.

[0] ttps://trac.nginx.org/nginx/ticket/923


Support for gRPC was introduced in NGINX Open Source 1.13.10

(I assume this means it's supported out of the box, but have never tried it myself)


Works out of the box, and I'm currently using it to load balance over TF-Serving -- works pretty well.


I wouldn't know where/how to start with benchmarking nghttpx, nginx and Caddy; but it would be great to see performance benchmarks of the 3 in relation to h2/gRPC.

I wouldn't mind switching back to nginx as its config was easier to manage.




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