In this week's episode of 2-Minute Tech Tuesday, we're showing you how to run Varnish in the cloud on Microsoft Azure using the official Varnish Enterprise machine image.
Many Varnish users experience Varnish only as an HTTP reverse proxy. Widely adopted to be the middle man sitting between your traffic and your web service, Varnish helps you achieve speed at scale and protects you from unpredictable traffic peaks.
For online retail companies, downtime is the worst-case scenario. Downtime or traffic slowdowns lead to a number of negative effects: