Nginx Plus 2.0 has debuted with more enterprise-grade features to help spur commercial interest in the Web server. The 2.0 release follows the Nginx Plus Web server's initial release in August 2013, and improves upon the original with new bundled enterprise-grade capabilities and configuration tools.
More than 100 customers have adopted Nginx Plus since its initial release, and there are now more than 120 million Websites using the open-source Nginx software, according to Gus Robertson, CEO of Nginx.
"The majority are midmarket and enterprise accounts who are running production applications which directly impact their business operations and revenue," Robertson said. "Nginx Plus provides the advanced features and support they require to manage these systems."
The Nginx Plus 2.0 release tracks to version 1.5.7 of the open-source Nginx Web server release, which also continues to grow in terms of features and use. New features in the 2.0 release include improved support for Java applications as well as enhanced application health monitoring and high-availability features.
While Nginx users have long been accustomed to working with a high-availability Web server, the Nginx Plus 2.0 release streamlines the process with a new configuration utility that helps rapidly set up and deploy fault-tolerant high-availability Web servers.