NGINX has announced an acquisition de F5 Networks, a company specializing in providing cloud applications and application delivery networks (ADN). The amount of the transaction will be 670 million dollars. F5 Networks will continue to develop the NGINX open source project and support the community around it. Igor Sysoev and Maxim Konovalov will remain among the technical managers of the NGINX project. The development of NGINX products will continue under the same brands.
Upon completion of the transaction, F5 Networks intends to invest additional funds in the development of NGINX products and integrate support for their own technologies for managing microservices and ensuring the security of applications based on the Cloud-Native architecture into them. The concept of microservices implies the division of complex monolithic applications into a set of separate services, each of which assumes a certain functionality of the application, and the application is implemented as a network of interconnected microservices.