Despite any offline disruptions we all experienced during 2021, it was a fantastic year for video, livestreams, and webinars here at NGINX. We enjoyed great conversations with our community of users, customers, and partners, and took a look at trends and topics of interest in the world of digital transformation, app security, open source, DevOps, and Kubernetes.

In this blog post, we review the five video broadcasts that were most popular with our viewers over the past year, giving you a second chance to learn from our leading experts on current topics of interest. (You might notice that some videos first appeared in previous years – we like to think that means we’re ahead of the curve!) We hope you enjoy.

How to Improve Visibility in Kubernetes with Prometheus, Grafana, and NGINX

Kubernetes is complex, and to get control you need robust visibility and monitoring. In this livestream, our microservices experts demonstrated several techniques for boosting visi bility:

  • Leverage the NGINX Plus live activity monitoring dashboard for real?time tracking of key load?balancing and performance metrics
  • Export the metrics to Prometheus
  • Create Grafana dashboards to view cumulative performance in time?series graphs

For more tips, see How to Improve Visibility in Kubernetes on our blog.

Modern App Delivery with Red Hat and NGINX (Podcast)

We’re making one of our biggest partnership investments by broadening our integrations with Red Hat solutions. NGINX Product Marketing Manager Jenn Gile shows how fully supported Red Hat and NGINX solutions make application delivery secure and scalable for organizations at every point along the journey from monolithic to microservices. The partnership spans six products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Red Hat OpenShift, NGINX Plus, NGINX Controller, and NGINX Kubernetes Ingress Controller. Learn more on our website.

Using NGINX Open Source for Video Streaming and Storage

The COVID?19 pandemic sent demand for stable and secure video streaming through the roof. NGINX Systems Engineer James Jones shows how to get started with NGINX Open Source for both live streaming and video storage. Learn how to install build tools and dependencies, configure HLS or DASH, and set your playback method of choice.

How to Set Up SSL with NGINX

This popular video from 2018 covers the basics of setting up NGINX for SSL/TLS and shows how to redirect HTTP traffic on port 80 to HTTPS on port 443. For information and complete configuration examples on more advanced topics – offloading cryptographic processing from backend servers, certificate handling, end-to-end encryption, and more – see SSL/TLS Offloading, Encryption, and Certificates with NGINX and NGINX Plus on our blog.

What Is an API Gateway?

Finally, application programming interfaces (APIs) are an increasingly popular way to communicate with applications, both for clients and other apps. Most modern apps are built using APIs. Learn more in this overview of API gateways.

That’s our roundup of the five most popular videos from NGINX during 2021. Let us know what you’d like to see from us in 2022 by commenting below, or get in touch with us on social media!