F5 Doubles Down on Commitment to Open Source

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F5 announced several new developments that underscore its support for customers managing the accelerating pace of digital transformation and the critical role of open source technology in driving modern digital experiences.

To enable developers and DevOps professionals to accelerate delivery of their applications, F5 will release new open source versions of leading management solutions, along with a new open source modern application reference architecture. The company also announced it will take an active role in the Kubernetes Ingress project and will join the Gateway API community.

The company unveiled Now Arriving, an interactive community experience featuring seven different immersive digital environments designed by artists and developers.

F5 announced it will increase open source development and expand engagement with the broader NGINX community to encourage more contributions. More open source offerings and community contribution. F5 plans to work with the community on GitHub, building new open source projects in a transparent way with issue tracking, release notes and documentation to accelerate innovation. F5 will now offer free and open source NGINX control plane technologies, as well as new management plane and abstracted workflow capabilities.

Commercial versions of all open source NGINX products. To support applications at scale, commercial versions of NGINX will be available with additional security, governance, observability and management capabilities.

While F5 has long been a strong supporter of Kubernetes, today the company announced it is officially joining the Kubernetes community and actively participating in the Kubernetes Ingress project founded by Alejandro de Brito Fontes. The company will bring in dedicated resources and formally adopt the project in its organisation.

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