You will probably notice a lot of changes on the Varnish website, including but not limited to the way we present solutions. We’ve looked at how best to make our solutions available and how to present them and discovered several common challenges the market faces. We’ve used our technology to create solutions to tackle them: Varnish for API and Web Acceleration, Varnish Streaming Server and Varnish DIY CDN (content delivery network). Helping make these solution approaches possible is the introduction of features in the latest version of the commercial software, Varnish, 6.0, which includes new features for security, cloud deployments, cache invalidation and HTTP/2 support. For now, the release is under limited availability.
As the General Data Protection Regulation comes into force (in May 2018), businesses of all sizes are getting ready in many different ways to achieve compliance. The aim: protect the personal data of individuals in Europe. Whether your company is in Europe or, like most global enterprises, doing business within Europe, you are responsible for ensuring that people’s personal data is handled with care. This takes on different meanings depending on context, but here, we’re talking about protecting data that lives in parts of your IT infrastructure. In this case specifically, the cache.
Duplicative work is never a good idea. Especially not if your job is to ensure that your organization delivers content as fast, efficiently and securely as possible. If you are using Akamai and Varnish in combination for this purpose, your days of being frustrated by the fact that you have to manage your cache in two places (e.g. when changing your cache TTLs and purge settings) are over.
Companies want more control over both the cost and the performance of their CDNs, from how it’s designed and deployed to the important everyday management—leading innovative companies like CacheFly to build their own CDNs.