NGINX API Management with Kevin Jones

NGINX is a web server that can be used to manage the APIs across an organization. Managing these APIs involves deciding on the routing and load balancing across the servers which host them. If the traffic of a website suddenly spikes, the website needs to spin up new replica servers and update the API gateway to route traffic to those new replicas.

Some servers should not be accessible to outside traffic, and policy management is used to configure the security policies of different APIs. And as a company grows, the number of APIs also grows, increasing the complexity of managing routing logic and policies.

Kevin Jones is a product manager with NGINX. He joins the show to discuss how API management has changed with the growth of cloud and mobile, and how NGINX has evolved over that period of time. Full disclosure: NGINX is a sponsor of Software Engineering Daily.

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