Long-time Nginx employee, looking to get the heck out of here soon. From all the meetings, it looks like we joined a sinking ship, and viewed as the savior to keep F5 relevant for the next few years. Disastrous company...
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It's clear that anyone from NGINX making this comment hasn't actually looked at the product portfolio or understand the value of things outside of load balancing. I hardly think consistent gains on $2B a year qualifies as a sinking ship.
@11eOGVuQ-1rfj but it doesn't remove a competitor! Most of the competition with NGINX was from the free and open source alternative to buying a $100k load balancer. The crazy, id–tic, thing about the acquisition is it doesn't do anything to change that! HAPROXY and NGINX and the other open-source roll-your-own options are still the same threat as ever. We wont see a cent from someone running the open source on some public cloud.
Nginx has been touted as an alternative of f5 for awhile so buying them removes a competitor. That said I think a lot of smart folks there are leaving because who the hell wants to work for a legacy company with legacy policies and products?
Everything is moving to the cloud so it’s clear why f5 made this move. Won’t be enuff to save them from this bad quarter!