Whats new in NGINX Gateway Fabric 1.2?

Are you interested in the Kubernetes app and API connectivity? If so, you'll be happy to know about the NGINX Gateway Fabric project. It's a secure and reliable implementation of Kubernetes Gateway API specifications, providing fast connectivity through widely used NGINX data planes. We proudly announce the release of version 1.2.0 of the NGINX Gateway Fabric project. We've added F5 NGINX Plus support and expanded our API surface to cover the most requested use cases. This release enhances the project's capabilities and provides more options for the Kubernetes app and API connectivity.


Highlights of NGINX Gateway Fabric 1.2:  

  • NGINX Plus Support – NGINX Gateway Fabric now supports NGINX Plus for the data plane, which offers additional stability and higher resource utilization, metrics, and observability dashboards.

  • BackendTLSPolicy – TLS verification allows NGINX Gateway Fabric to confirm the identity of the backend application, protecting against potential hijacking of the connection by malicious applications. Additionally, TLS encrypts traffic within the cluster, ensuring secure communication between the client and the backend application.

  • URLRewrite – NGINX Gateway Fabric now supports URL rewrites in Route objects. With this feature, you can easily modify the original request URL and redirect it to a more appropriate destination. That way, as your backend applications undergo API changes, you can keep the APIs you expose to your clients consistent.

  • Product Telemetry – With product telemetry now present in NGINX Gateway Fabric, we can help further improve the operational efficiency of your infrastructure by learning about how you use the product in your environment. Also, we are planning to share these insights regularly with the community during our meetings.

To learn more about the latest release, visit Announcing NGINX Gateway Fabric Release 1.2.0. 

 Visit our GitHub page to learn more about the project and upcoming feature releases. 



If you're interested in trying out NGINX Gateway Fabric for Kubernetes with NGINX Plus, you can start your free 30-day trial today. Alternatively, feel free to contact us to discuss your specific use cases.


For the complete changelog for NGINX Gateway Fabric 1.2.0, please refer to the Release Notes.


Published Apr 04, 2024
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