Posted On: Sep 6, 2016

This new Quick Start was created by AWS solutions architects in collaboration with NGINX, Inc. to help you deploy NGINX Plus on the AWS Cloud quickly and easily, in about 15 minutes. 

NGINX Plus is a complete application delivery platform for the modern web. This platform is built on the open source NGINX, which is a web server and reverse proxy for high-traffic sites that powers over 170 million properties. NGINX Plus provides enterprise-ready features for advanced load balancing, web and mobile acceleration, application security, monitoring, and management. 

The Quick Start builds the AWS infrastructure and deploys NGINX Plus on AWS in approximately 15 minutes. It builds an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) that spans two Availability Zones. Each Availability Zone includes two subnets (private and public). The public subnet includes a bastion host for Secure Shell (SSH) access. The Quick Start deploys two NGINX Plus application instances that simulate a Multi-AZ web application farm into the private subnets. It also sets up an NGINX Plus load balancer Auto Scaling group to maintain application availability, and an ELB Classic Load Balancer for inbound access to the Auto Scaling group. Amazon Route 53 provides DNS access to the ELB and NGINX Plus application instances. The deployment and configuration tasks are automated by an AWS CloudFormation template that you can customize during launch. 

The Quick Start also includes a deployment guide, which describes the reference architecture and provides step-by-step instructions for deploying and testing NGINX Plus on AWS. 

Quick Starts are automated reference deployments for key workloads on the AWS Cloud. Each Quick Start launches, configures, and runs the AWS compute, network, storage, and other services required to deploy a specific workload on AWS, using AWS best practices for security and availability. This is the latest in a series of Quick Starts built by AWS in collaboration with AWS partners to automate the deployment of popular products and technologies on AWS. 

To get started with NGINX Plus on AWS, use the following resources: